PSP Bibliography


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Development of the solar probe plus spacecraft thermal protection system (TPS) thermal simulator-subscale testing

The NASA’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft must endure extreme heat loads while passing near the Sun. Due to its high incident heatload and temperature, the spacecraft Thermal Protection System (TPS) must be simulated using a custom thermal simulator during spacecraft thermal vacuum testing. As part of the development of the TPS thermal simulator, subscale testing was performed. The design, testing, results and lessons learned are described in this paper. Especially useful are the design aspects needed to achieve the high ...

Congdon, Elizabeth; Abel, Elisabeth; Heisler, Elizabeth;

Published by: 32nd AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference      Published on:

YEAR: 2016     DOI:

Aerodynamics; Heat shielding; NASA; Probes; Simulators; Spacecraft; Thermal insulating materials; Parker Engineering


Application of aerogravity assist with active cooling and thermal propulsion to the solar probe mission

Aerogravity assist is an orbital transfer technique that enhances the effect of gravity assist maneuvers by utilizing aerodynamic lift in addition to gravity. This enables greater turning angles from a planetary assist, potentially cutting years off a conventional gravity assisted trajectory with multiple flybys or significantly reducing required launch C3. One of the major challenges are the extreme heat loads and heat fluxes present when flying through atmospheres at interplanetary speeds. Incorporating an activ ...

Murakami, David;

Published by: 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference 2014      Published on:

YEAR: 2014     DOI:

Aerodynamics; Automobile cooling systems; Cooling; Interplanetary flight; Orbital transfer; Orbits; Probes; Parker Engineering