28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-5.4.4
THE SHEFEX II EXPERIMENTAL RE-ENTRY VEHICLE: PRESENTATION OF FLIGHT TEST RESULTS
T. Eggers and the Shefex II-Team
Keywords: shefex, flight experiments, hypersonic flow, aerodynamic control, ceramic tps, sharp edges
On 22. June 2012 the hypersonic flight experiment SHEFEX II was launched from Andoya Rocket Range, Norway. The goal of this second flight was to demonstrate the hypersonic re-entry at approx. 3 km/s with a fully aerodynamically controlled vehicle. The applied sharp edged ceramic canards and the facetted ceramic and metallic TPS were the key experiments of the flight. During the mission sensor data of almost 100 sensors and the full 6DOF flight mechanic characterization of the flight were gathered. These data are of immeasurable value for the post flight analysis to be performed in the next years. The presentation introduces the SHEFEX II vehicle, its mission and will give a first overview of the huge amount of gathered flight data.
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