Accession Number:

ADA141818

Title:

Hypervelocity Track Tests of the Ablative Characteristics of Heatshield Materials for the NASA Galileo Probe

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jun-22 Jul 1981

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted in a hypervelocity track facility to establish the ablative characteristics of the heatshield material for the NASA Galileo Probe. Data were obtained from eight shots at launch velocities of 17,500 fps and 18,000 fps. All shots were conducted using argon gas in the range tank. The test required the nosetip to be recovered intact. Measurements were made of the model velocity and in-flight surface temperature. A description of the test unit, test article, and test technique is presented herein. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE