Accession Number : AD0276371

Title :   ENTRY OF SPACE VEHICLES INTO PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES. PART II. LIFTING ENTRY

Corporate Author : AVCO CORP WILMINGTON MASS RESEARCH AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : LEVINE,PHILIP

Report Date : 31 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Closed-form expressions based on the approximations of P. Levine (Analysis of Re-entry Problems Associated with the Return of Manned Space vehicles to Earth, Avco RAD-TM-62-2, 15 February 1962 for the peak heat rate, loads, integrated heating, and corridor depth are presented; each expression is found to be a function of only two independent parameters. Comparison of the approximate calculations with numeric results are also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, DRAG, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, FLIGHT PATHS, HEAT TRANSFER, LIFT, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ORBITS, PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, REENTRY VEHICLES, SPACECRAFT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE