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Sub-Orbital Aerodynamic Re-Entry Experiment-8 (SOAREX-8)
Date: July 7, 2015
Mission:Sub-Orbital Aerodynamic Re-Entry Experiment-8 (SOAREX-8)
Launch Vehicle: Terrier-Peregrine Sounding Rocket
Launch Site: Wallops Island Launch Facility
Launch Time: July 7, 2015 between 6:30 and 10:30 AM
Mission Description: The SOAREX-8 mission is a full-sized exo-brake instrumented with a camera and various sensors to characterize decent. The exo-brake is a drogue chute that will be deployed at 100 Km altitude from a Terrier-Peregringe Sounding Rocket. The exo-brake is a self-stabilizing exospheric re-entry system to return to a payload to Earth without thermal destruction during re-entry. Slowing is effected through atmospheric drag from low earth orbit or at sub-orbital altitudes. The transmitter used during this experiment has been developed by Ames Research Center and Bit Beam Corporation. The concept of the Exo-brake was first tested with a scale model ejected from ISS on November 19, 2013.
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