Accession Number:

AD0609256

Title:

STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HYPERENVIRONMENTAL TEST SYSTEM 609A DATA RECOVERY VEHICLE AT M = 2.87.

Descriptive Note:

Technical operating rept.

Corporate Author:

PHILCO RESEARCH LABS NEWPORT BEACH CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a series of tests in the supersonic wind tunnel at the University of California at Los Angeles to evaluate the stability of the data recovery vehicle being developed for the Hyper-environment Test System 609A. The tests, which were conducted at M 2.87 confirmed that the vehicle with the blunt base was stable at alpha 180 degrees. This stability was eliminated by the addition of a cruciform fin configuration to the aft surface of the reentry body. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE