Maximum Atmospheric Entry Angle for Specified Retrofire Impulse

  • T. N. Srivastava Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi
  • O. P. Nagpal Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi
Keywords: Retrofire impulse, Elliptic orbits

Abstract

Maximum atmospheric entry angles for vehicles initially moving in elliptic orbits are investigated and it is shown that tangential retrofire impulse at the apogee results in the maximum entry angle. Equivalence of maximizing the entry angle and minimizing the retrofire impulse is also established.
Published
2014-05-23
How to Cite
SrivastavaT., & NagpalO. (2014). Maximum Atmospheric Entry Angle for Specified Retrofire Impulse. Defence Science Journal, 19(3), 177-182. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.19.7487
Section
Research Papers