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Texture modification of the shuttle landing facility runway at Kennedy Space Center

Robert H. Daugherty

Texture modification of the shuttle landing facility runway at Kennedy Space Center

by Robert H. Daugherty

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Hampton, Va, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Runways,
  • Wear,
  • Surface properties,
  • Spacecraft launching,
  • Tires,
  • Ground tests

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert H. Daugherty and Thomas J. Yager.
    SeriesNASA technical paper -- 3626.
    ContributionsYager, Thomas J., Langley Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17838912M
    OCLC/WorldCa40386387

    The official name is “Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility”, and the FAA locator designator is X To accommodate this reusable spacecraft, KSC was required to build a runway for end of mission landings. The space shuttle orbiter would launch into space using an external tank for main engine fuel in. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center set the stage for the American adventure in space. Sprawled across , acres on Florida's Atlantic coast, the center has hosted the succession of rocket launches that have rewritten our knowledge of aeronautics and our very understanding of the nature of the universe/5(14).

      Runway edge lights: high intensity RY 15/33 NSTD HIRL; 85 FT FM RY EDGE. RUNWAY 15 KENNEDY SPACE CNTR, FL Phone Manager: flight crews, aircraft, or users of the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, you should consider listing it here. To start the listing process, click on the button below Other Pages about NASA Shuttle. The number of passengers who fly through or to the Orlando International Airport is the highest throughout all the airports in the state. Located near to Kennedy Space Center, the airport is designated at an emergency landing site for Space Shuttles. Not many people know that prior to the construction of this airport; the land was an Air Force.

    Soar over Kennedy Space Center on this minute helicopter flight from Cape Canaveral. Witness incredible, bird’s-eye views of Launch Comp the launch pads and the Visitor Complex, then finish with a space shuttle runway pass down foot-long landing strip.5/5(6). The wikipedia article on the Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS) writes to say. The runway surface consists of an extremely high-friction concrete strip designed to maximize the braking ability of the Space Shuttle at its high landing speed, with a paving thickness of cm ( in) at the center.


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Texture modification of the shuttle landing facility runway at Kennedy Space Center by Robert H. Daugherty Download PDF EPUB FB2

Teria used in selecting an effective runway-surface-texture modification at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) to reduce Orbiter tire wear. The new runway surface may ultimately result in an increase of allowable crosswinds for launch and land-ing operations.

The modification allows launch and land. Texture Modification of the Shuttle Landing Facility Runway at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Robert H. Daugherty and Thomas J.

Yager NASA Langley Research Center SUMMARY This paper describes the test procedures and the selection criteria used in selecting the best runway surface texture modification at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing. Texture modification of the shuttle landing facility runway at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Daugherty; Thomas J Yager; Langley Research Center.

Get this from a library. Texture modification of the shuttle landing facility runway at Kennedy Space Center. [Robert H Daugherty; Thomas J Yager; Langley Research Center.].

The Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) (IATA: QQS, ICAO: KTTS, FAA LID: TTS) is an airport located on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida, United is a part of the John F.

Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and was used by NASA's Space Shuttle for landing until the program's end in It was also used for takeoffs and landings for NASA training jets such as the Shuttle Location: Merritt Island, Florida.

— The famous seaside space shuttle runway here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center may have a second life soon as a launch and landing spot for a whole new type of space mission: tourist flights. Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) Orbiter landings at the Kennedy Space Center are made on one of the largest runways in the world.

The runway is located km (2 miles) northwest of the Vehicle Assembly Building and is 4, meters (15,ft) long and meters (ft) wide - about as wide as the length of a football field.

It has meters (ft) of paved overruns at each end. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Landing the Space Shuttle Orbiter A s the processing and launch site of the nation’s Space Shuttle Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is making the Vision for Space Exploration a reality.

Kennedy is the primary end-of-mission landing site for the shuttle orbiter. Experience your own landing by riding the re-entry slide to the first floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The exciting adrenaline rush brings is only a small peek at how the astronauts felt during their real space shuttle landing.

Learn more about the slide on the Payload blog. People Made the Difference. Hear stories from the Space Shuttle. According to History of the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. JSC wanted the water moat (located around the runway) since it would serve as a visual aid to identify the runway.

It is also required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a retention pond for storm water runoff from the concrete runway, and provides a barrier against the animals for the.

Texture Modification of the Shuttle Landing Facility Runway at Kennedy Space Center. Hodges, Jim. ASK Magazine. Is November Shaping the Shuttle. Mirebs, Ralph. Man Noticed This Abandoned Hangar But Whats Inside Caught Him By Surprise.

Design You Trust. NASA. NASA Facts: The Shuttle Era. Williamson, Ray A. Developing the Space. The preferred finish line is the shuttle's home base at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida -- a 15,foot-long runway that is about as wide as the length of a football field.

"The 'go' for deorbit burn is usually done about the time we're in our last briefing," said Richard Merritt, a landing support manager with United Space Alliance.

The space shuttle was then towed atop a multi-wheeled transporter to the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) the next day. Now parked on a concrete apron near the air traffic control tower at the midpoint of the runway, the Inspiration will be modified for its new "mission" — heading out on America's waterways.

See photos of NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center shows the orbiter tipped in the air, with.

ATC gave me permission to fly over the Kennedy Space Center shuttle landing facility. Skip navigation 5th Space Shuttle Landing World's Shortest Runway: Extreme Short Take-Off and Landing.

Fly along with Cory as he takes a helicopter flight over The Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Also learn about the helicopter and the Bristow Academy from his Pilot Martin. The Atlantis Ferry Flight will depart Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi at approximately pm CDT and arrive at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at approximately pm EDT.

Pilots will do a fly-by of the beach if weather permits. The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC, originally known as the NASA Launch Operations Center) is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field Decemberthe KSC has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight.

Launch operations for the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs were carried out from Kennedy Named after: John F. Kennedy. Download the Kennedy Space Center Official Guide and start your journey. The official Kennedy Space Center app is the essential guide to planning and customizing your visit to the Greatest Space Adventure on Earth.

Use the favorites list to create your own guided tour and find your way around the visitor complex with GPS-enabled map navigation.

Led by Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, spaceport employees took part in an annual tradition Tuesday, March the KSC Walk Run. It’s NASA’s version of the community fun run, but the race course – the Shuttle Landing Facility – is one of a kind.

"A History of the Kennedy Space Center" is different. Its subject is limited to the operations that take place at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) from the time an aerospace contractor delivers a space vehicle to the Cape until it is launched, weeks, months or (in some cases) years by: 3.File photo of Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway.

Credit: NASA/KSC. NASA will hand over control of the Kennedy Space Center’s disused space shuttle landing strip to the.See 55 photos and 3 tips from visitors to Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). "Good chance to take pictures of space shuttles."/10(18).