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Record 13 of 21406
ARES I-X: The First Test Flight of a New Era
Author and Affiliation:
Smith, R. Marshall(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Davis, Stephan R.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Bryant, Richard Barry(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Cook, Steve(Dynetics, Inc., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: On October 28th, 2009, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Ares I-X Flight Test Vehicle (FTV) from pad 39B, providing the first set of flight test data for NASA's Ares I vehicle design team. This test was critical in providing insight into areas were significant design challenges existed. This paper discusses the objectives of the mission and how they were satisfied. It discusses the overall results of the flight test and look at the data retrieved from the flight. Ares I-X was highly instrumented with over 700 channels of Developmental Flight Instrumentation (DFI). Significant insight was gained in the areas of thrust oscillation, vibro-acoustics, predicting jet interactions and slag ejection from solid rocket systems with submerged nozzles. The paper outlines results from the Guidance Navigation & Control (GN&C), Thermal, Vibro-acoustic, Structures, Aero, Aero-Acoustic and Trajectory teams.
Publication Date: Sep 27, 2010
Document ID:
20100036446
(Acquired Oct 25, 2010)
Subject Category: LAUNCH VEHICLES AND LAUNCH OPERATIONS
Report/Patent Number: IAC-10-D2.6.5, NF1676L-11374
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 61st International Astronautical Congress; 21 Sep. - 1 Oct. 2010; Prague; Czech Republic
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 136905.10.10.20.01
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 15p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ARES 1 LAUNCH VEHICLE; FLIGHT TEST VEHICLES; AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS; AVIONICS; FLIGHT CONTROL; COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; AEROACOUSTICS; ROLLING MOMENTS; CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN; SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES; DYNAMIC PRESSURE; BENDING MOMENTS; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION
Availability Source: Other Sources
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