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Offline GClark

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Re: Lifting Body Air and Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #40 on: 02/16/2016 09:21 AM »
The M1 was found to tumble end-over-end in the transonic regime during wind tunnel tests.  The shape was modified with a boat tail and fins to create the M2.

The chapter on the SV-5D PRIME in Vol 1 of The Hypersonic Revolution has several drawings of alternative M2 designs.

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Re: Lifting Body Air and Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #41 on: 02/16/2016 11:23 AM »
For reference the M1L is the middle vehicle in this image...
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Re: Lifting Body Air and Spacecraft Q & A
« Reply #42 on: 11/08/2017 12:35 PM »
A little bump for the upcoming Dream Chaser flight test...
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