How The Sidemount HLV Handles Orion Aborts

HLV Crew Abort Assessment, July 21 2009, NASA JSC

Team Charter

* Develop and analyze abort trajectories for a Crewed HLV. Define realistic environments, define the aerodynamics, and define the abort modes from Liftoff to MECO.

* Provide preliminary abort summary and potential abort modes. Define any mandatory changes to Orion or the LAS by July 21.

Issues Addressed
* On-pad abort thermal effects on ET
* Abort at Mach 1.25
* For this quick study the team assumed that this covers Max q and Max drag case
* Abort at Mach 2.0
* ET bow shock interaction with Orion

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