Solar System Research

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 590–596 | Cite as

Design Experience of a Demonstrator Descent Vehicle Introducing Aeroelastic Deployable Structural Elements to Space Engineering

  • O. M. AlifanovEmail author
  • A. L. Medvedskiy
  • V. V. Terentyev
  • D. V. Lyskov


The development project of a prototype demonstrator for a descent vehicle and the possibilities of descent from orbit using aero-elastic braking devices deployable in space and in the atmosphere is considered. The project was carried out jointly by the Lavochkin Scientific Production Association and the Moscow Aviation Institute teams in 2013–2015. The results are evaluated for both the project itself and the cooperation of the two organizations.


descent vehicle aeroelastic structures modeling experiment thermal protection information objects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. Alifanov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. L. Medvedskiy
    • 1
  • V. V. Terentyev
    • 1
  • D. V. Lyskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow Aviation InstituteNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

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