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TPS design for aerobraking at Earth and Mars

TPS design for aerobraking at Earth and Mars

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Williams, S. D.,
  • Aerothermodynamics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementS.D. Williams ... [et al.].
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 104739.
    ContributionsLyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15361757M

    Dr. Dec has been called upon to serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of thermal protection system design and spacecraft thermal control on numerous review boards. Dec has authored numerous journal articles and conference papers related to thermal protection systems and advanced thermal analysis methods. like a blunt-bodied gumdrop, was investigated using an experimental TPS design [1]. The Mars SRC is an unmanned return capsule meant to aerocapture and stay in parking orbits around Earth. The forward heatshield of the Mars SRC, known as the aerobrake, was meters in diameter and was comprised of the AVCO covered with an aluminum skin [2].

    Abstract: An innovative, lightweight method, using an inflatable ballute, to increase aerobraking drag and potentially reduce the size of spacecraft (S/C) payloads, is presented. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations (using the entry environment and trajectory for a Mars 03 entry vehicle) were performed for a generic torroidal-shaped ballute, attached to a baseline S/C configuration. the "Mars Direct" approach proposed by Robert Zubrin, and the NASA Reference Mission. The manned mission would use departure from the International Space Station (ISS), with a direct descent to Mars using aerobraking and parachutes, or a transfer vehicle may be left in orbit around Mars for the earth .

    Aerobraking uses drag generated over many passes through the upper atmosphere of a planet to reduce orbital energy and reduce propellant needs. Although performed successfully by recent Mars missions (MRO, Odyssey, MGS), aerobraking campaigns remain operationally intensive and require monitoring by ground teams to ensure mission success.   The belly-flop atmospheric reentry and powered landing of Starship is seen by many as the diciest part of its mission profile. Moon Starship, with no flaps and no TPS, is however designed for a mission profile without these elements. Moon Starship is designed to 1) lift off from Earth, and 2) land and lift off from the Moon, and that's.


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TPS Design for Aerobraking at Earth and Mars S. Williams, M. Gietzel, and W. Rochelle Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company Houston, Texas D. Curry Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas August Get this from a library.

TPS design for aerobraking at Earth and Mars. [S D Williams; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.;]. An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of using an aerobrake system for manned and unmanned missions to Mars, and to Earth from Mars and lunar orbits. A preliminary thermal protection system (TPS) was examined for five unmanned small nose radius, straight bi-conic vehicles and a scaled up Aeroassist Flight Experiment (AFE) vehicle aerocapturing at by: 1.

An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of using an aerobrake system for an unmanned mission to Mars and for a return vehicle to earth. A preliminary thermal protection system (TPS) is examined for two small nose radius, straight biconic vehicles aerocapturing at Mars.

The TPS for these vehicles, entering at 6 km/s and 8 km/s, are shown to have an advantage over a propulsive Cited by: 7. TPS design for aerobraking at Earth and Mars.

By M. Gietzel, D. Curry, W. Rochelle and S. Williams. Abstract. An investigation was made to determine the feasibility of using an aerobrake system for manned and unmanned missions to Mars, and to Earth from Mars and lunar orbits. A preliminary thermal protection system (TPS) was.

This chapter provides an overview of the aeroassist technologies and performances for Mars missions. We review the current state-of-the-art aeroassist technologies for Mars explorations, including aerocapture, aerobraking, and entry.

Then we present a parametric analysis considering key design parameters such as interplanetary trajectory and vehicle design parameters (lift-to-drag ratio. The TPS for each vehicle consisted of an ablator in the region of high heating, and reusable insulation over the rest of the structure.

It was determined that a reusable TPS could be used over 98 percent of the aeroshell structure. Also presented is the preliminary TPS design for an Apollo-shaped vehicle aerocapturing at earth.

The design of an aeroassisted vehicle is a very multidisciplinary task, because the maneuver capability of the vehicle—hence its payload mass—depends on a complex trade-off between the different subsystems, including the rocket propulsion system and the heat shield and thermal protection system (TPS).

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA MDO approach for early design of aerobraking orbital transfer vehicles. Author for preliminary design of an aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle (AOTV) performing a two-way transfer between a low-Earth “parking” orbit and a high-energy orbit.

and two different thermal protection system (TPS) characteristics. In each case, we. The general rule is that aerobraking can kill a velocity approximately equal to the escape velocity of the planet where the aerobraking is performed (10 km/s for Venus, 11 km/s for Terra, 5 km/s for Mars, 60 km/s for Jupiter, etc.).

Systems Design & Optimization; Student Life. (TPS), the Crew Exploration Vehicle Thermal Protection System Advanced Development Project, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Autonomous Aerobraking Project, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Aerobraking, Mars Odyssey Aerobraking, and the Mars Sample Return Earth Entry Vehicle.

His. Rochelle's 18 research works with 44 citations and reads, including: Thermal Protection System design studies for lunar crew module. Earth's atmosphere at approximately 11 kin/see on return from the lunar surface. Currentplans for both manned and robotic missions to Mars use aerocaptttre during arrival at Mars and at Earth return.

At Mars, the entry velocities will range from about 6 to km/sec, and at Earth the return velocity will be about to 14 km/sec. These. If an all-propulsive architecture is used to land a human mission on Mars then the gear ratio for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to the Mars surface is approximately [5].

In other words, one tonne (t) of landed mass on Mars would require 20 t in LEO. NASA Mars missionstudies have proposed landers ranging from 40–60 t. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite Reston, VA The application of aerobraking to reduce velocity for planetary capture and landing has long been assumed for use on Mars missions and has been suggested for Earth reentry.

The major hurdle to inflatable aerobrakes becoming reality is the development of a lightweight and structurally flexible Thermal Protection System (TPS). The design must employ aerobraking to enter the vehicle into an elliptical orbit about Mars and also be aerodynamically maneuverable in order to reach the desired landing point.

It must be able to sustain 5 g’s as well as have a thermal protection system to dissipate the heat that will be generated during aerobraking. Aerobraking is a spaceflight maneuver that reduces the high point of an elliptical orbit by flying the vehicle through the atmosphere at the low point of the orbit ().The resulting drag slows the aking is used when a spacecraft requires a low orbit after arriving at a body with an atmosphere, and it requires less fuel than does the direct use of a rocket engine.

The energy needed for transfer between planetary orbits, or "Delta-v", is lowest at intervals fixed by the synodic Earth / Mars trips, this is every 26 months (2 years and 2 months), so missions are typically planned to coincide with one of these launch to the eccentricity of Mars' orbit, the energy needed in the low-energy periods varies on roughly a year cycle with.

Aerobraking systems have been shown to dramatically reduce the mass and cost of interplanetary orbiters. Aerocapture systems use a high temperature ceramic Aeroshell and thermal protection system (TPS) to extend those benefits to allow not only orbit lowering, but .During his 16 years at NASA, he acquired knowledge and experience in the design and analysis of spacecraft thermal protection systems (TPS), hot structures, and spacecraft thermal control systems.Earth return don't have to enter and leave Mars orbit, but the ascent stage has to perform space rendezvous in solar orbit and the time on Mars is constrained by the need to to this.

Mars cyclers orbit the Sun in such a way as to pass by Mars and the Earth on regular intervals, performing Mars flybys on regular intervals.