NASA-Convair ACS Space Shuttle Study at Mach Number 8.0
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Some aerothermodynamic design problems of the Space Shuttle attitude control system ACS were experimentally studied in a series of tests conducted at Mach number 8, at Reynolds numbers of 1,000,000and 5,000,000, using a flat plate containing interchangeable, flush-mounted nozzle cavities and lateral jet nozzles. The ACS configurations considered in this test program were a single supersonic nozzle and a cluster of four symmetrically located supersonic nozzles. Also, some preliminary results were obtained with nozzles similar to those on the flat plate used to simulate the yaw controls on a 2-percent-scaled nose section of the Convair Aerospace B-9U booster.
- Unmanned Spacecraft