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Developing and flight testing the HL-10 lifting body

Developing and flight testing the HL-10 lifting body

a precursor to the space shuttle

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Program, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Airplanes -- Flight testing.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert W. Kempel, Weneth D. Painter, Milton O. Thompson.
    SeriesNASA reference publication -- 1332., NASA reference publication -- 1332.
    ContributionsPainter, Weneth D., Thompson, Milton O., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17789872M

    Subscribe Shop Travel With Us Homepage Daily Planet Flight Today Space Military History of Flight Interviews Photos Videos Virtual Space Magazine Newsletters HL Lifting Body ().   NASA pilot Bill Dana watches a Boeing NBB carrier aircraft fly overhead after a successful test flight of the Northrop HL lifting body at NASA Dryden Flight .

    an HL model, full-scale wind-tunnel results obtained with the flight vehicle, and flight results for the M2-F2 lifting body. The lift and drag characteristics obtained from the HL flight results showed that a severe flow problem existed on the upper surface of the vehicle during the first flight test. The Northrop HL was a NASA Langley design and was built to evaluate "inverted airfoil" lifting body and delta planform. "HL" stands for horizontal landing, and "10" refers to the tenth design studied by engineers at NASA's Langley.

    History of Lifting-Body Research Predating and influencing the design of the Space Shuttle, several lifting body craft including M2-F2, M2-F3, HL, XA, and XB were flown by test pilots during the period The M2-F2 and the HL were proposed in the s to carry 12 people to a space station following launch on a Saturn IB. The Northrop HL was one of five heavyweight lifting body designs flown at NASA's Flight Research Center (FRC—later Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, from July to November to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space. [1] It was a NASA design and was built to evaluate "inverted.


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Developing and Flight Testing the HL Lifting Body: A Precursor to the Space Shuttle Author: Robert W. Kempel, Weneth D. Painter, and Milton O. Thompson Subject: H Keywords: HL, Lifting body, Rocket airplanes, Wingless flight Created Date: 2/12/ PM.

Read "Developing and Flight Testing the HL Lifting Body: A Precursor to the Space Shuttle - NASA M2-F2, First Supersonic Flight, Future and Legacy, Accomplishments and Lessons" by Progressive Management available from Rakuten Kobo. This NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text3/5.

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From the foreword: The story we want to tell is a bit unique. The story of the development and flight testing of a unique aerospace. The Northrop HL was one of five US heavyweight lifting body designs flown at NASA's Flight Research Center (FRC—later Dryden Flight Research Center) in Edwards, California, from July to November to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space.

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DEVELOPING AND FLIGHT TESTING THE HL LIFTING BODY: A PRECURSOR TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE, Reference Publication Authors: Robert W.

Kempel, Weneth D. Painter and Milton O. Thompson Report Number: NASA-RP Performing Organization: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA Abstract: The origins of the lifting-body idea are traced back to the mids. Get this from a library. Developing and flight testing the HL lifting body: a precursor to the space shuttle.

[Robert W Kempel; Weneth D Painter; Milton O Thompson; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. Eight different lifting body configurations were flown at the NASA Flight Reserach Center (FRC) at Edwards, California over a 12 year period from to These wingless wonders were all considered flying prototypes or models of future spacecraft that could land like an airplane after the searing heat of reentry from space.

I worked on the X lifting body spacecraft in the late 60s and am referenced in this book. Take my word for it, this a very accurate account of the early days of lifting bodies by both NASA and the USAF. I worked at the Los Angeles Air Force Station in the Space Systems Division at the time.

We flight tested a 7 foot version of the X (the 5/5(10). To gain experience in engineering and flight planning useful later in developing and testing its own lifting body, the Air Force participated in the M2-F2 project. Heading up the Air Force’s lifting-body effort was program manager Robert G.

“Bob” Hoey, who had extensive experience with. The nose and vertical tails were smashed when the HL hit the ground. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accident. However, those of us who had worked on the lifting-body program were understandably upset with the Museum's crane crew and handlers, given the HL's illustrious flight-test record of 37 flights without mishap or damage.

The HL was one of five heavyweight lifting-body designs flown at NASA's Flight Research Center (FRC--later Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, from July to November to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space.

Also, I would like to thank Robert Kempel and Wen Painter for their generous offer to allow me to use portions of their personal story of the HL Lifting Body entitled Developing and Flight Testing the HL Lifting Body: 4 Precursor to the Space Shuttle, a NASA Reference Publication published in Aprilto be used in this book.

Since this flight was unpowered, the HL was on the ground just seconds after drop. The HL handled well during the brief test flight and Peterson greased the landing.

The HL flight test program was highly productive. Much was learned in the way of. A lifting body is a fixed-wing aircraft or spacecraft configuration in which the body itself produces contrast to a flying wing, which is a wing with minimal or no conventional fuselage, a lifting body can be thought of as a fuselage with little or no conventional s a flying wing seeks to maximize cruise efficiency at subsonic speeds by eliminating non-lifting surfaces.

The Northrop HL was one of the Lifting Bodies used by NASA for research flights at Edwards AFB in the ss. The Lifting Body shapes explored possible re-entry vehicle configurations. The. This NASA history document tells the exciting story of the HL NASA lifting body. From the foreword: The story we want to tell is a bit unique.

The story of the development and flight testing of a unique aerospace vehicle--the horizontal lander HLis from our perspective as primary members of the flight test team at the NASA Flight.

listic flight path to reach a suitable landing site or recovery area. At subsonic speeds, the lift-drag val-ues should be sufficient for the vehicle to complete a conventional horizontal Shuttle-like landing. The lifting-body configuration of this investigation, desig-nated the HL, consists of a low-aspect-ratio bodyFile Size: 1MB.

technical reader may also read and understand the lifting body story. Hopefully all readers will sense the excitement, the pioneering spirit, the camaraderie, the "can-do" attitude that prevailed within the small team of engineers and pilots who were privileged to participate in the lifting body flight test program at File Size: 9MB.

Dryden Flight Research Center -- the HL made its first flight on Decem from Edwards Air Force Base in California. It made a total of 37 flights, 24 of them powered, before being retired in Lessons learned from the HL and its sister lifting bodies were subsequently incorporated into the design for the American Space Shuttle.Precursor to Bluegrass and read THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OLD-TIME COUNTRY MUSIC.

October, October, Volume 1, Number 5 (The Delmore Brothers - Old-Time Songs, Blues and Boogie.NASA HL Lifting Body.

The HL, also known as the Personnel Launch System (PLS), is a lifting body reentry vehicle designed to complement the Space Shuttle orbiter.

It was developed originally as a low-cost solution for getting to and from low Earth orbit. It can carry up to 10 people and a limited cargo.