Accession Number:

AD0750793

Title:

Rain Erosion Characteristics of Thermal Protection System Materials at Subsonic Velocities

Descriptive Note:

Summary technical rept. 3 Apr-30 Jun 1972

Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The relative rain erosion resistance of low density-thermal protection materials for the space shuttle were evaluated at velocities of 200, 350, and 410 miles per hour, angles of attack of 10, 20, 40, and 90 degrees and rainfall intensities of 14, 12 and 1 inch per hour on the AFML-Bell rotating arm rain erosion test apparatus.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE