Accession Number:

ADA058141

Title:

Test Results from the NASA/Rockwell International Space Shuttle Integrated Vehicle Test (IH 85) Conducted in the AEDC-VKF Tunnel A.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AIR FORCE STATION TENN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to obtain convective heat-transfer-rate distributions on the Space Shuttle Integrated Vehicle during simulated first and second stage conditions of the flight profile. The test model was a 0.0175-scale model 60-OTS. Model configurations tested included the Integrated Vehicle and the OrbiterExternal Tank with the Solid Rocket Boosters removed. The tests were conducted at Mach numbers 3 and 4 using the thin-skin thermocouple technique. The model was tested at angles of attack of 0, or - 2.5, and or - 5 deg and at yaw angles of 0, or - 3, or - 4.5, or - 5, or - 7.5, and or - 9 deg. A test description is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE