Accession Number : ADA267723


Title :   Vertical-Tail Aerodynamic Configuration of Space Shuttle Orbiter


Corporate Author : FOREIGN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Yikun, Zhu


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267723.pdf


Report Date : 16 Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : From a discussion of the principle of the vertical-tail aerodynamic configuration of the Space Shuttle Orbiter in the preliminary design stage, and analysis of the vertical-tail aerodynamic configuration (including layout) of the present-day Space Shuttle Orbiter, the author clarified three possible modes of vertical-tail aerodynamic configuration of the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and the principal measures for the lateral-direction aerodynamic characteristics for an improved Space Shuttle Orbiter. These results have direct reference value on the aerodynamic configuration and the preliminary design on the exterior shape of the Space Shuttle Orbiter. Space Shuttle, Aerodynamic configuration, Vertical tail.


Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS , *SPACE SHUTTLES , SHAPE , TRANSLATIONS , CHINA , AERODYNAMICS , VALUE , AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS , CONFIGURATIONS


Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE