SLS and Orion endure rigorous wind tunnel testing

October 24th, 2012 by Chris Bergin

Both the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion crew capsule have continued their wind tunnel testing this month, with the Block 1 Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle (HLV) – otherwise known as the SLS-1000x – set to facilitate a complete aerodynamic force and moment database delivery by the end of this year.

SLS Wind Tunnel Runs:

The SLS configurations are all pressing towards the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) phase of their development, with a concentrated effort on the initial HLV configuration of the 70mt Block 1 – currently tasked with the first two launches of NASA’s new rocket.

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