Visible and near infrared spectroscopy of Hayabusa re-entry using semi-autonomous tracking

McIntyre, T. J. and Khan, R. and Eichmann, T. N. and Upcroft, B. and Buttsworth, D. (2012) Visible and near infrared spectroscopy of Hayabusa re-entry using semi-autonomous tracking. In: 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition: Advancing the Science of Flight Technology (AIAA 2012) , 9-12 Jan 2012, Nashville, TN. United States.

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A ground-based tracking camera and co-aligned slit-less spectrograph were used to measure the spectral signature of visible radiation emitted from the Hayabusa capsule as it entered into the Earth's atmosphere in June 2010. Good quality spectra were obtained that showed the presence of radiation from the heat shield of the vehicle and the shock-heated air in front of the vehicle. An analysis of the black body nature of the radiation concluded that the peak average temperature of the surface was about (3100±100) K.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Paper no. AIAA-2012-1299
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 23:56
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth atmosphere; re-entry; temperature measurement; radiation; black body; ground-based tracking; heat shields; spectral signature; visible and near-infrared spectroscopy
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090108 Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design and Testing
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090107 Hypersonic Propulsion and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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