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Mini-IRENE FLIGHT EXPERIMENT

Obiettivo

The Capsule main goal is to test an innovative, compared to those of the actual spacecraft, deployment and thermal protection systems by 250 km altitude suborbital mission. The particular umbrella shape of the Mini-IRENE allows, after the return into the atmosphere, a stable parachuted flight and a low speed impact landing, without equipping the capsule with further deceleration systems.

Attività nel progetto CIRA

​Project management. Thermo-Structure and Mechanisms Preliminary Design. Thermo-Structure Qualification in Plasma Wind Tunnel and Space Qualification Laboratory. Launch Campaign. Post-Flight Analysis.

Programma

  • data inizio: Friday, July 15, 2016
  • durata: 24.00
Monday, September 19, 2016
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Monday, July 2, 2018
Mini-IRENE
Aerothermodynamics, Structures and Materials, Adptive Structures, Space - Technology Integration and Flight Demostrators
Mini-IRENE is a technology demonstrator of advanced thermal protection systems for the atmospheric re-entry.
Aerothermodynamics for spatial applications
Plasma Wind Tunnel Complex, Space Qualification Laboratory

 

 

Mini-IRENE FLIGHT EXPERIMENT<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/dimostratore%20della%20capsula%20mini%20irene.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/mini-irene/Mini-IRENE FLIGHT EXPERIMENTMini-IRENE FLIGHT EXPERIMENTThe Capsule main goal is to test an innovative, compared to those of the actual spacecraft, deployment and thermal protection systems by 250 km altitude suborbital mission. The particular umbrella shape of the Mini-IRENE allows, after the return into the atmosphere, a stable parachuted flight and a low speed impact landing, without equipping the capsule with further deceleration systems. <p>​Project management. Thermo-Structure and Mechanisms Preliminary Design. Thermo-Structure Qualification in Plasma Wind Tunnel and Space Qualification Laboratory. Launch Campaign. Post-Flight Analysis.</p>2016-07-14T22:00:00Z24.0000000000000

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The successful completion of the Mini-Irene capsule TPS qualification phase <img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/qualifica%20TPS%20capsula%20Irene.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/mini-irene/conclusa-la-qualifica-del-tps-della-capsula-mini-irene/The successful completion of the Mini-Irene capsule TPS qualification phaseThe successful completion of the Mini-Irene capsule TPS qualification phase The qualification of the Mini-Irene re-entry capsule thermal protection system was successfully completed. Two days of testing in the Ghibli facility have, in fact, proved, the ability of the composite material, of which the Heat Shield is made, to withstand the temperatures foreseen during the atmospheric re-entry phase.2018-12-03T23:00:00Z
ESA - CIRA Agreement for the technology demonstrator Mini-IRENE<img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/dimostratore%20della%20capsula%20mini%20irene.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/mini-irene/articolo-mini-irene/ESA - CIRA Agreement for the technology demonstrator Mini-IRENEESA - CIRA Agreement for the technology demonstrator Mini-IRENECIRA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a 1.3 million Euros agreement for the manufacturing and launch of the technology demonstrator platform Mini-IRENE (Italian Re-Entry nacelle). The launch of the capsule is scheduled for June 2018.2016-07-20T22:00:00Z
Mini-Irene Capsule is ready for the launch<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Test%20accelerazione%20capsula%20mini%20irene.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/mini-irene/la-capsula-mini-irene-si-prepara-al-lancio/Mini-Irene Capsule is ready for the launchMini-Irene Capsule is ready for the launchThe Mini-Irene Capsule, demonstrator of an innovative thermal protection system for atmospheric re-entry designed by Cira, after the test at Cira Space Qualification Laboratory is now ready for the launch and its sub-orbital re-entry mission.2020-02-10T23:00:00Z