lifting entry

German translation: auftriebsgestützter Wiedereintritt

14:14 Oct 27, 2004
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Tech/Engineering - Astronomy & Space
English term or phrase: lifting entry
I have come across this term several times while reading up on the space shuttle, but I'm afraid I have no idea how to translate it...or even what it actually means, for that matter.

Some examples:

By the time the X-15 was rolled out in 1958, the Air Force was already studying the next step in "higher and faster"...an airplane that would perform a lifting entry from near orbital speeds.

While the X-20 was still alive, it represented a lifting entry orbital spacecraft for the Air Force at a time when NASA did not have one. But an enterprising young NASA research engineer at the Dryden Flight Research center at Edwards came across a wind-tunnel developed lifting entry shape designed M2 (M-2 Slide), which had been designed at the NASA Ames Research center.
Jalapeno
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German translation:auftriebsgestützter Wiedereintritt
Explanation:
In the old days of manned and unmanned space travel, returning the craft to earth to a certain predetermined location was a problem, since there was very little control about it's flight path. That changed with the development of crafts, which were capable to perform a "lifting entry", meaning they entered the atmosphere in an angle, versus just basically dropping like a stone. This is my very simplified explanation of the term. For a more scientific approach please check out the links below. It's quite fascinating. Have fun...Marika
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auftriebsgestützter Wiedereintritt


Explanation:
In the old days of manned and unmanned space travel, returning the craft to earth to a certain predetermined location was a problem, since there was very little control about it's flight path. That changed with the development of crafts, which were capable to perform a "lifting entry", meaning they entered the atmosphere in an angle, versus just basically dropping like a stone. This is my very simplified explanation of the term. For a more scientific approach please check out the links below. It's quite fascinating. Have fun...Marika


    Reference: http://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/opus/volltexte/2004/1893/
    Reference: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/space_flight/sf0a.htm
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