Trajectory Reconstruction of Orion Ground Test Article Water Impact Tests

Abstract: The Orion Crew Module is a component of NASA’s Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle that will be used for future missions to low Earth orbit and beyond. Ten water impact tests of the Orion Ground Test Article (GTA) were conducted at the Hydro Impact Basin at NASA Langley Research Center in 2016 and were designed to provide data for the validation of the LS-DYNA model used to determine the Crew Module structural loads during ocean splashdown, and the determination of an acceptable Model Uncertainty Fact…

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