## Dynamics of Atmospheric Entry |

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### Contents

Survey of the Atmosphericentry Problem | 1 |

Gravitation and the Figure of the Planet | 44 |

Threedimensional Kinematics | 54 |

Copyright | |

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acceleration accelerometers altitude analytical solutions angle of attack angular momentum apogee atmospheric density Chap characteristics circular computed conservation parameter constant constraints coordinates rotating decay defined Density ratio Derivation Summary determined dimensionless direction drag coefficients drag forces dynamical Earth Earth's atmosphere ellipse engine-gimbal angle entry mission entry trajectory entry vehicle equations of motion equatorial plane flight flight-path angle ft/sec function gas-dynamic phase geocentric gravitational guidance system heating rates instantaneous ellipse intermediate phase Keplerian phase lift and drag lift force line of nodes magnitude Mars mass maximum measured miles perigee perturbations planet planetary atmosphere quantities radiation radius range reconnaissance orbit reference ellipsoid respect to inertial result rotating satellite semimajor axis skip solar specific force specific-force level stagnation-point temperature surface terrestrial planets thrust tion trajectory plane transfer ellipse triad true anomaly vehicle with respect velocity impulse velocity vector Venus zero