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Free-Flight Investigation of the Deployment of a Parawing Recovery Device for a Radio-Controlled 1/5-Scale Dynamic Model Spacecraft

by Charles E. Libbey
Format
Book; Government Document; Online; EBook
Published
Washington, D.C. : NASA, 1963.
Language
English
Variant Title
Deployment of a parawing recovery device for a radio-controlled 1/5-scale dynamic model spacecraft
Series
NASA Technical Note
Abstract
A free-flight investigation of a redio-controlled model of a manned reentry spacecraft with a telescoping rigid parawing as a recovery system was made to evaluate the deployment process and the stability and control characteristics of the configuration. Flight tests showed that the parawing could be deployed from a packaged condition, but that the deployment process must be a sequence of carefully controlled and timed events, and that some portions of the deployment should not occur at too fast a rate. The most significant single factor learned about the deployment process was that the parawing had to be slowly rotated to a lifting condition. Transition which is too fast from zero lift to maximum lift would result in a tumbling motion. After the parawing was deployed, the configuration was stable and controllable.
Description
21, [1] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • "Langley Research Center Langley Station, Hampton, Va."
  • "December 1963"--Cover.
  • "NASA Technical NOTE NASA TN D-2044"--Cover.
  • This work is part of the library's "Parachute History Collection", donated by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Institut für Flugsystemtechnik, through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerodynamic Deceleration Systems Technical Committee.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Series Statement
NASA technical note ; D-2044
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