Development status of the high-speed reentry system-DASH

Yasuhiro Morita, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Yoshifumi Inatani, Takashi Abe, Hirokazu Nagai

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Despite huge amount of data collected by the previous interplanetary spacecraft and probes, the origin and evolution of the solar system still remains unveiled due to limited information they brought back. Thus, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan has been given a commitment to pave the way to an asteroid sample return mission: the MUSES-C project. A key to success is considered the reentry with hyperbolic velocity, which has not ever been demonstrated as yet. With this as background, a demonstrator of atmospheric reentry system, DASH, has been designed to demonstrate the high-speed reentry technology as a GTO piggyback mission. The capsule, identical to that of the sample return mission, can experience the targeted level of thermal environment even from the GTO by tracing a specially designed reentry trajectory. After the purpose of the mission was outlined at the last IAF symposium, the final fitting tests have been conducted in the ISAS Sagamihara Campus involving the flight model hardware. Furthermore, a series of rehearsals for recovery have been already executed. The paper describes the current mission status of the project.

ジャーナルActa Astronautica
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学


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