Accession Number : AD0288538

Title :   FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR MARS AND VENUS

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : ZIMMERMAN,R.H. ; JONES,C.D.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The physical characteristics of the planets Mars and Venus are assessed and probable quantitative limits are defined as minimum, representative and maximum probable values for application to environmental studies and equipment design. These data are applied to Chapman's generalized analysis for bodies entering planetary atmospheres to produce probable minimum, representative and maximum flight environ ent design parameters. These planetary parameters are applied with body and trajectory parameters, using Chapman's analysis, to selected direct, multipass and graze entries. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, *MARS, *PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, *VENUS, ACCELERATION, DENSITY, GRAVITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, ORBITS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PRESSURE, RADIATION EFFECTS, SPACE PROBES, SPACECRAFT, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE