Accession Number:

AD0390195

Title:

PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE FDL-5A UNMANNED HIGH L/D SPACECRAFT. PART 3. AERODYNAMICS

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:

568.0

Abstract:

The aerodynamic wind tunnel test program for the FDL-5 configuration is described in this Part III. The description includes the models, test facilities, data reduction and presentation, and the test schedules. A complete presentation of the aerodynamic test data is provided. The data include six component force and moment data, pressure data, and photographic data for the Mach number range between 1.5 to 20. Correlations between the data and appropriate theories are presented. The overall aerodynamic characteristics of the FDL-5 configuration are defined.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE