Accession Number:

AD0680396

Title:

FREE-FLIGHT RANGE TESTS OF THE APOLLO COMMAND MODULE

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 25 Jan-10 Mar 1967

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Results are presented for free-flight range tests of the basic Apollo Command Module configuration smooth heat shield conducted in Range G at nominal Mach numbers of 6.0 and 8.5. The Reynolds number based on model diameter and free-stream conditions varied from 50,000 to 240,000. Both drag and stability data are presented in addition to trim angles of attack corresponding to three lateral center-of-gravity positions. Comparison of the results with data from wind tunnels shows at most only small sting effects on the wind tunnel data.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE