Supersonic and Hypersonic Aerodynamic Characteristics of Two Shuttle-Orbiter Configurations Designed for Reduced Length
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
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Performance, stability, and control tests at supersonic and hypersonic speeds have been performed on two versions of a shuttle orbiter configuration designed for reduced length. One of the test configurations had twin dorsal fins rolled out 15 deg, the other a centerline single dorsal fin. Effects of eleven and body flap deflection, rudder flare, planform fillet, and aileron deflection were examined. The supersonic tests were over the Mach number range from 1.6 to 4.63 at a Reynolds number based on model length of 4.3 x 10exp 6. The hypersonic tests were conducted at a Mach number of 10.3 and Reynolds number of 0.67 x 10exp 6. Aerodynamics, Supersonic and hypersonic, Space vehicles.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Unmanned Spacecraft