Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle

K. Fujita, S. Sawai, H. Kobayashi, H. Taguchi, T. Kojima, K. Okai, Tetsuya Satou

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Abstract

Development of the Balloon-based Operation Vehicle (BOV) is currently in progress for the first flight scheduled in 2006. In a series of BOV experiments, a vehicle in a wing-body configuration is lifted by a high-altitude balloon and dropped, after which the microgravity experiments will be performed onboard the vehicle under favor of the quasi-free-fall environments. Although the BOV is originally designed for the microgravity experiments, various types of experiments can also be performed in a hypersonic flight at lower altitudes. One candidate currently under review is a flight experiment of a precooled turbojet engine in reduced dimension. In this article, an overview of the BOV experiment is introduced, and the current development status of the BOV and a flight model of the precooled turbojet engine is presented. The aerodynamic load and the aerodynamic characteristics of the BOV are obtained by computational fluid-dynamic analyses and wind-tunnel experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
Pages4585-4591
Number of pages7
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka
Duration: 2005 Oct 172005 Oct 21

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
CityFukuoka
Period05/10/1705/10/21

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Fujita, K., Sawai, S., Kobayashi, H., Taguchi, H., Kojima, T., Okai, K., & Satou, T. (2005). Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. In International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 (Vol. 7, pp. 4585-4591)

Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. / Fujita, K.; Sawai, S.; Kobayashi, H.; Taguchi, H.; Kojima, T.; Okai, K.; Satou, Tetsuya.

International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. Vol. 7 2005. p. 4585-4591.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fujita, K, Sawai, S, Kobayashi, H, Taguchi, H, Kojima, T, Okai, K & Satou, T 2005, Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. in International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. vol. 7, pp. 4585-4591, International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005, Fukuoka, 05/10/17.
Fujita K, Sawai S, Kobayashi H, Taguchi H, Kojima T, Okai K et al. Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. In International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. Vol. 7. 2005. p. 4585-4591
Fujita, K. ; Sawai, S. ; Kobayashi, H. ; Taguchi, H. ; Kojima, T. ; Okai, K. ; Satou, Tetsuya. / Precooled turbojet engine flight experiment using balloon-based operation vehicle. International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. Vol. 7 2005. pp. 4585-4591
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