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1. Nichols, James Tyler. The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight.

Degree: 2021, University of Kentucky

Due to the uniqueness of atmospheric entry environments, ground facilities cannot accurately replicate re-entry conditions. Consequently, scientists primarily rely on numerical models to predict these conditions and inform Thermal Protection System (TPS) designs. These models often lack flight validation, which is necessary for increasing their fidelity. Thus, there is a substantial need to obtain such data to advance modeling capabilities. The Kentucky Re-entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS) is an adaptable test-bed for scientific experimentation with initial application to TPS. This vehicle was designed at the University of Kentucky to serve as an inexpensive means of obtaining validation data to enhance models developed at the university. KRUPS will be conducting its first orbital mission in July, 2021 on board Cygnus NG-15, a resupply vehicle serving the International Space Station. This mission, dubbed Kentucky Re-Entry Probe Experiment (KREPE) will provide the first set of relevant flight data for comparison and validation of computational results for the vehicle.

Subjects/Keywords: Thermal Protection System; TPS; Cygnus; International Space Station; ISS; Re-entry Vehicle; Atmospheric Entry; Space Vehicles; Structures and Materials; Systems Engineering and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

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APA (6th Edition):

Nichols, J. T. (2021). The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight. (Masters Thesis). University of Kentucky. Retrieved from https://uknowledge.uky.edu/me_etds/165

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nichols, James Tyler. “The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight.” 2021. Masters Thesis, University of Kentucky. Accessed March 01, 2021. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/me_etds/165.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nichols, James Tyler. “The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight.” 2021. Web. 01 Mar 2021.

Vancouver:

Nichols JT. The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Kentucky; 2021. [cited 2021 Mar 01]. Available from: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/me_etds/165.

Council of Science Editors:

Nichols JT. The Kentucky Re-Entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS): Orbital Flight. [Masters Thesis]. University of Kentucky; 2021. Available from: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/me_etds/165

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