Aerodynamic Tests of the Space Launch System for Database Development

Victor Pritchett, Melody Mayle, John A. Blevins, William Crosby, David Purinton
2014 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting   unpublished
The Aerosciences Branch (EV33) at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has been responsible for a series of wind tunnel tests on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space Launch System (SLS) vehicles. The primary purpose of these tests was to obtain aerodynamic data during the ascent phase and establish databases that can be used by the Guidance, Navigation, and Mission Analysis Branch (EV42) for trajectory simulations. The paper describes the test
more » ... the test particulars regarding models and measurements and the facilities used, as well as database preparations.
doi:10.2514/6.2014-1256 fatcat:y75lsoskvbe7tkbg4srgympks4