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Space shuttle phase B wind tunnel model and test information. Volume 1: Booster configurationArchived wind tunnel test data are available for flyback booster or other alternative recoverable configurations as well as reusable orbiters studied during initial development (Phase B) of the Space Shuttle. Considerable wind tunnel data was acquired by the competing contractors and the NASA Centers for an extensive variety of configurations with an array of wing and body planforms. All contractor and NASA wind tunnel test data acquired in the Phase B development have been compiled into a database and are available for application to current winged flyback or recoverable booster aerodynamic studies. The Space Shuttle Phase B Wind Tunnel Database is structured by vehicle component and configuration type. Basic components include the booster, the orbiter and the launch vehicle. Booster configuration types include straight and delta wings, canard, cylindrical, retroglide and twin body. Orbiter configuration types include straight and delta wings, lifting body, drop tanks, and double delta wings. Launch configurations include booster and orbiter components in various stacked and tandem combinations. This is Volume 1 (Part 1) of the report -- Booster Configuration.
Document ID
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Glynn, J. L.
(Chrysler Corp. New Orleans, LA, United States)
Poucher, D. E.
(Chrysler Corp. New Orleans, LA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:178414-VOL-1-PT-1
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 506-40-11-08
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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