Accession Number:

ADB040219

Title:

Aerothermal Evaluation of the Space Shuttle External Tank Thermal Protection System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 77-Jan 79,

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Samples of insulation materials under consideration for use on the Space Shuttle External Tank were tested to obtain material data and to evaluate their survivability at simulated flight conditions. Heat-transfer calibration data were obtained by the use of the thin-skin technique. All tests were conducted in the VKF Tunnel C. Selected results are presented to illustrate the test techniques and to show typical data obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Thermodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE