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Vision of the Future? SLS Model “Flies” in Wind Tunnel Test

30 Nov 2012, 21:12 UTC
Vision of the Future? SLS Model “Flies” in Wind Tunnel Test
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NASA’s Space Launch System buffet model in NASA’s Langley Researcher Center’s Transonic Dynamics Tunnel. Image credit: NASA/LaRCThis week, researchers tested a ten-foot-long model of the new Space Launch System, NASA’s next big thing for launching humans beyond Earth orbit. The test was conducted at the Langley Research Center’s Transonic Dynamics Tunnel (TDT).“This is a critical milestone for the design of the vehicle,” said Langley research engineer, Dave Piatak.Data retrieved will help prepare SLS for its first mission in 2017, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), which will deliver an uncrewed Orion spacecraft to lunar orbit to check out the vehicle’s systems. But before SLS’s first flight, the safety vehicle must be demonstrated through analysis and testing. An important step in ensuring a safe flight to orbit is buffet wind-tunnel testing to help determine launch vehicle structural margins. (...)Read the rest of Vision of the Future? SLS Model “Flies” in Wind Tunnel Test (173 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Space Launch System (SLS) Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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