FREE-FLIGHT RANGE TESTS OF THE APOLLO COMMAND MODULE
Final technical rept. 25 Jan-10 Mar 1967
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry