Accession Number:

ADA128089

Title:

Tests of the Space Shuttle's Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Oct-4 Nov 1982

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A test program was conducted in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T to demonstrate the Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation AFRSI joint fix designs adequacy to preclude pre-entry gaps. Representative sections of the AFRSI joints were tested at Mach numbers from 0.40 to 0.88.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE