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AUTOMATIC LANDING FLIGHT EXPERIMENT [1 record]

Record 1 2010-07-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Spacecraft
CONT

The purpose of ALFLEX (Automatic Landing Flight Experiment) is to establish the basic technology for automatic landing of proposed HOPE. In this experiment, a test vehicle of the HOPE configuration is released from a helicopter flying at high altitude. After the release, it captures the approach path and lands automatically on the runway. The landing flight experiment was conducted thirteen times in total from July to August in 1996, and each experiment ended successfully.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Engins spatiaux

Spanish

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