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dc.contributor.authorDesai, Prasun N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAualls, Garry D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchoenenberger, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-19T18:31:55Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-03T21:08:09Z
dc.date.available2006-01-19T18:31:55Zen_US
dc.date.available2006-03-03T21:08:09Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/8033
dc.descriptionThis conference features the work of authors from: Georgia Tech’s Space Systems Design Lab, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Marshall Space Flight Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center; and other aerospace industry and academic institutionsen_US
dc.description.abstractAn overview of the reconstruction analyses performed for the Genesis capsule entry is described. The results indicate that the actual entry prior to the drogue deployment failure was very close to the pre-entry predictions. The capsule landed M.3 km south of the desired target at Utah Test and Training Range. Analysis on infrared video footage (obtained from the tracking stations) during the descent estimated the onset of the capsule tumble at Mach P.9. Frequency analysis on the infrared video data indicates that the aerodynamics generated for the Genesis capsule reasonably predicted the drag and static stability. Observations of the heatshield support the pre-entry simulation estimates of a small hypersonic angles-of attack, since there is very little, if any, charring of the shoulder region or the aftbody. Through this investigation, an overall assertion can be made that all the data gathered from the Genesis entry is consistent with flight performance close to the nominal pre-entry prediction. Consequently, the design principles and methodologies utilized for the flight dynamics, aerodynamics, and aerothermodynamics analyses have been corroborated.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAIAA Space Systems Technical Committee ; AIAA Space Transportation Systems Technical Committee ; Space Technology Advanced Research Centeren_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSEC05 Session C;GT-SSEC.C.1en_US
dc.subjectReconstruction analysesen_US
dc.subjectPre-entry predictionsen_US
dc.subjectGenesis capsule entryen_US
dc.subjectFlight dynamics analysesen_US
dc.subjectDrogue parachute deploymenten_US
dc.subjectDesign principles and methodologiesen_US
dc.subjectCorroborationen_US
dc.titleReconstruction of the Genesis Entryen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameLangley Research Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Space Systems Design Laben_US


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