Viper Rocket Trike
Updated May 2021
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Reentry begins around 20 km. The maximum stagnation point heat flux is about 4 W/cm2 and the total energy absorbed is 120 J/cm2, well within the capability of the FTPS under investigation by NASA. The uniform load was taken as the maximum loading equal to around 4000 N/m. As a result, the maximum deflection at the midpoint of the boom is 1.2 cm.
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