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Record 20 of 39073
Technology and methodology of separating two similar size aerospace vehicles within the atmosphere
Author and Affiliation:
Decker, J. P.
Wilhite, A. W.(NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Div., Hampton, Va., United States)
Abstract: During the past 10 years, the parallel separation, within the atmosphere, of two similar size aerospace vehicles has been investigated in technical areas such as static and dynamic stability, rocket exhaust plume interference, aerodynamic control, loads, and dynamic simulation. Advanced experimental and analysis techniques have been developed to analyze this problem. Results are presented which summarize some of this work. The effects of various parameters on the separation maneuver are illustrated using results from early and current space shuttle configurations. The technology and methodology that have been developed have helped verify the feasibility of separating similar size aerospace vehicles.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1975
Document ID:
19750034196
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 75A18268
Subject Category: LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 75-29
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Meeting; 13th; Jan. 20-22, 1975; Pasadena, CA
Meeting Sponsor: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROSPACE VEHICLES; SPACE SHUTTLES; STAGE SEPARATION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; DYNAMIC STABILITY; METHODOLOGY; RESEARCH AIRCRAFT; STATIC STABILITY
Imprint And Other Notes: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 13th, Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 20-22, 1975, 10 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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