Test03_STUDY GUIDE

Test03_STUDY GUIDE - Basics of Space Flight (ASTRON0087)...

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Basics of Space Flight (ASTRON0087) Study Guide for Test #3 My Lecture: The X-Planes Oregon Lecture: The X-Planes Be able to identify a vehicle as sub-sonic, sonic (at the speed of sound) or supersonic from a sketch of the sound pulses emanating from the vehicle. • Be able to explain the term “Mach Number” and be able to explain the term “transonic flight” in terms of Mach numbers. • The figure to the right represents sound waves and the cone representing a shock wave. Be able to explain what a shock wave is and at what speed it moves through space (i.e., with the rocket or at the speed of sound). • Be able to explain why the US began the X-Plane Program and identify the approximate time at which the program was operating. • Be able to explain what the scientific/engineering goals were to be met with the X-1, X2 and X- 15 programs. • Be able to identify the Mach number at which a vehicle goes “hypersonic” and discuss what engineering problems arise at these speeds and what are their causes. • Be able to list the accomplishments of the X-15 research program My Lecture: Oregon Lecture: • Be able to explain the terms:
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