Accession Number:

AD0460484

Title:

ADVANCED X-15A-2 ABLATION SYSTEM DESIGN, TESTS, AND ANALYSIS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,13 May 1963,07 Feb 1964

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES United States

Report Date:

1965-02-16

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

An investigation of ablation materials was conducted for application to an advanced, Mach 8 modification of the X-15 Research Airplane. Performance of the selected material, thermo-lag T-500, was evaluated in plasma tunnel tests and in flight tests. Estimates were made of required ablator weight and thicknesses at stagnation and non-stagnation areas of the Advanced X-15A-2. Performance data, resulting from actual flight tests, plasma tunnel tests and analytical predictions, were compared.

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE