NASA s Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking innovative ideas for generating lift using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator
NASA's Game Changing Development Program (GCD), managed by the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are seeking innovative ideas for generating lift using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator
It primarily involves a set of inflatable rings, known as the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator
, which will be filled with nitrogen and have cover of thermal blanket.
The Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator
, or HIAD, is being developed by NASA's Langley Research Center to decelerate spacecraft from the hypersonic speeds at which they travel when in space as they enter planetary atmospheres.
A parachute is an important aerodynamic decelerator
and is widely used in aviation, aerospace, weaponry, and other areas.
It's great to see the initial results indicate we had a successful test of the hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator
," said James Reuther, deputy director of NASA's Space Technology Program.
Some subjects are electromagnetic formation flight, path planning algorithms for the adaptive sensor fleet, inflatable aeroshells as an alternative aerodynamic decelerator
, and mechanisms and mitigation of single-event effects.
Hoffmann to the American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) Aerodynamic Decelerator
Technical Committee (www.
An onboard rocket motor then took the vehicle to 180,000 feet, where the first braking technology, the Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator
(SIAD), deployed at about Mach 3 at 11:37 a.
The objectives of this activity shall be achieved through the following steps: - Identify and study different inflatable and deployable heatshield & hypersonic aerodynamic decelerator
concepts for atmospheric entry probes, and toassess their potential benefits for potential future Mars exploration missions.
Two advanced decelerator technologies -- a supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator
and a supersonic parachute -- were tested.
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