Accession Number:

AD0390194

Title:

PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE FDL-5A UNMANNED HIGH L/D SPACECRAFT. PART 2. PARAMETRIC CONFIGURATION DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1966-31 Mar 1968

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

The derivation of two volumetric efficient high LD entry vehicles is described. Parametric trades in the areas of aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics are discussed and selected parameters are identified. Alternate modes of vehicle recovery are described and the effect on vehicle design determined. The evolution of the FDL-5 configuration selected for wind tunnel testing is described through the presentation of a series of intermediate configurations.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE