Viking Mars mission support investigations in the Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel
Jerome T. Foughner, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office, Langley Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1980 - Technology & Engineering - 20 pages
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5-year period preceding aerodynamic characteristics exhibited aeroshell drag angle of attack bodies during aeroshell bottom surface canopy trailing distance decelerate described in reference diameters at Mach drag coefficient dynamic pressure Dynamics Tunnel TDT entry capsule wake entry phase environment and performance forces and moments heat hot-film anemometers Kiel probe laboratories and wind landed phases lander/base cover Langley Research Center Langley TDT Langley Transonic Dynamics location and orientation Mach number Martian surface measure pressures meteorology boom Meteorology science experiments mission included NASA orbit Parachute environment parachute phase Performing Organization period preceding launch portion of figure radioisotope thermoelectric Reynolds number science team scientific separating bodies separation distance shown in figure simulated RTG's spacecraft development spacecraft in 1975 subsystem supported elements temperature Test results test to establish Transonic Dynamics Tunnel Transonic pressure measurements various laboratories Viking lander Viking parachute Viking program VNN31NV wind direction Wind sensor wind speed wind-tunnel tests