Visible and near infrared spectroscopy of Hayabusa reentry using semi-autonomous tracking

McIntyre, Timothy J., Khan, Razmi, Eichmann, Troy N., Upcroft, Ben and Buttsworth, David (2014) Visible and near infrared spectroscopy of Hayabusa reentry using semi-autonomous tracking. Journal of Spacecraft And Rockets, 51 1: 31-38. doi:10.2514/1.A32497


Author McIntyre, Timothy J.
Khan, Razmi
Eichmann, Troy N.
Upcroft, Ben
Buttsworth, David
Title Visible and near infrared spectroscopy of Hayabusa reentry using semi-autonomous tracking
Journal name Journal of Spacecraft And Rockets   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4650
1533-6794
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2514/1.A32497
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 38
Total pages 8
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A ground-based tracking camera and coaligned slitless spectrograph were used to measure the spectral signature of visible radiation emitted from the Hayabusa capsule as it entered into the Earth’s atmosphere in June 2010. Good quality spectra were obtained, which showed the presence of radiation from the heat shield of the vehicle and the shock-heated air in front of the vehicle. An analysis of the blackbody nature of the radiation concluded that the peak average temperature of the surface was about (3100±100)  K. Line spectra from oxygen and nitrogen atoms were used to infer a peak average shock-heated gas temperature of around (7000±400)  K.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented as Paper 2012-1299 at the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, 9–12 January 2012; received 31 August 2012; revision received 31 January 2013; accepted for publication 25 February 2013; published online 30 July 2013.

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