The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight design and construction

Tirtey, Sandy, Boyce, Russell, Brown, Laurie, Creagh, Michael, van Staden, Paul, Dimitrijevic, Igor, & Capra, Bianca R. (2012) The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight design and construction. In 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 24-28 September 2012, Vinci International Congress Centre of Tours, Tours, France.

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The design activities of the development of the SCRAMSPACE I scramjet-powered free-flight experiment are described in this paper. The objectives of this flight are first described together with the definition of the primary, secondary and tertiary experiments. The Scramjet configuration studied is first discussed together with the rocket motor system selected for this flight. The different flight sequences are then explained, highlighting the SCRAMSPACE I free-flyer separation and re-orientation procedures. A design trade-off study is then described considering vehicle stability, packaging, thermo-structural analysis and trajectory, discussing the alignment of the predicted performance with the mission scientific requirements. The global system architecture and instrumentation of the vehicle are then explained. The conclusions of this design phase are that a vehicle design has been produced which is able to meet the mission scientific goals and the procurement & construction of the vehicle are ongoing.

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ID Code: 70319
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
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