Supersonic dynamic-stability derivatives of the space shuttle launch vehicle
- Boyden, R. P.
- Feb 1, 1976.
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- Davenport, E. E. and Freeman, D. C., Jr.
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- An investigation was made to determine the dynamic stability characteristics of a 0.015-scale model of the space shuttle launch vehicle at supersonic speeds. These tests were made at angles of attack from -10 deg to 10 deg at Mach numbers of 2.00, 2.86, 3.96, and 4.63. The complete launch vehicle, consisting of the orbiter, external tank, and solid rocket boosters, has positive damping in pitch, roll, and yaw over the angle-of-attack and Mach number range. The orbiter external tank configuration has a region of negative angles pitch damping for small negative of attack at a Mach number of 2.00. At all other test conditions, the orbiter external tank configuration has positive damping about all three axes.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19760010088.
Accession ID: 76N17176.
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