Reconstruction of the Genesis Entry

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dc.contributor.author Desai, Prasun N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Aualls, Garry D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schoenenberger, Mark en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-19T18:31:55Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-03T21:08:09Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-19T18:31:55Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-03-03T21:08:09Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/8033
dc.description This 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 institutions en_US
dc.description.abstract An 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.sponsorship AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee ; AIAA Space Transportation Systems Technical Committee ; Space Technology Advanced Research Center en_US
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dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SSEC05 Session C;GT-SSEC.C.1 en_US
dc.subject Reconstruction analyses en_US
dc.subject Pre-entry predictions en_US
dc.subject Genesis capsule entry en_US
dc.subject Flight dynamics analyses en_US
dc.subject Drogue parachute deployment en_US
dc.subject Design principles and methodologies en_US
dc.subject Corroboration en_US
dc.title Reconstruction of the Genesis Entry en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Langley Research Center en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Georgia Institute of Technology. Space Systems Design Lab en_US


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