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Radiometric temperature analysis of the Hayabusa spacecraft re-entry

Eichmann, Troy, Khan, Razmi, McIntyre, Tim, Jacobs, Carolyn, Porat, Hadas, Buttsworth, David, & Upcroft, Ben (2011) Radiometric temperature analysis of the Hayabusa spacecraft re-entry. In 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, 17 - 22 July 2011, University of Manchester, Manchester.

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Abstract

Hayabusa, an unmanned Japanese spacecraft, was launched to study and collect samples from the surface of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa. In June 2010, the Hayabusa spacecraft completed it’s seven year voyage. The spacecraft and the sample return capsule (SRC) re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the central Australian desert at speeds on the order of 12 km/s. This provided a rare opportunity to experimentally investigate the radiative heat transfer from the shock-compressed gases in front of the sample return capsule at true-flight conditions. This paper reports on the results of observations from a tracking camera situated on the ground about 100 km from where the capsule experienced peak heating during re-entry.

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ID Code: 43728
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Itokawa, sample return capsule (SRC), radiative heat, shock-compressed gases
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Hypersonic Propulsion and Hypersonic Aerodynamics (090107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2011 08:56
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2011 12:55

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