Accession Number:

ADA025080

Title:

Heat-Transfer Tests of a 0.0175-Scale Model of the Space Shuttle at Mach Numbers 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.5

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 31 Mar-21 May 1975

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Heat-transfer tests were conducted on the Space Shuttle Integrated Vehicle to investigate heat-transfer rates during the ascent phase of the flight profile. The model was a 0.0175-scale, thin skin, thermocouple-equipped model 60-OTS of the Rockwell International Vehicle 5 configuration. The tests were conducted at nominal Mach numbers of 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.5 and a free-stream unit Reynolds of 5 million per foot. Two nose configurations were tested on the external tank. Data were obtained with the external tank alone and with the external tank and solid rocket booster in the integrated vehicle configuration. This report presents representative test results and data comparisons with theoretical calculations.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE