Sophisticated balloon technology could help steer hypersonic spacecraft

From the article: Getting spacecraft traveling at hypersonic speeds to slow down and land or achieve a particular orbit on a dime is no easy feat. But researchers are developing a tool that will let engineers model and ultimately build advanced flight control systems that meld balloon and parachute technologies known as a ballute (BALLoon-parachUTE). Basically a ballute is […]

Development of HyperCMST

GAC was featured on on it’s announcement of the development of HyperCMST (Hypersonic Control Modeling & Simulation Tool) to be used for control studies for planetary atmospheric entry and descent, aerodynamic orbital capture and aerodynamic gravity assist. From the article: Global Aerospace Corporation announced today that it has begun development of a Hypersonic Control Modeling […]