Cosmic Research

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 442–449 | Cite as

Approximate Calculation of Required and Available Lateral Range Achieved in a Spacecraft Descent to a Preset Point on the Earth's Surface

  • V. A. Yaroshevsky


The results of calculation of the required lateral range are presented for the orbital reentry of a spacecraft having a preset inclination and preset ascending node longitude to land at a preset point on the Earth's surface. The suboptimum laws of roll angle variation in velocity are determined, which allows one to reach the maximum available lateral range for a given value of constant lift-to-drag ratio taking into account constraints imposed on the maximum equilibrium temperature.


Equilibrium Temperature Angle Variation Roll Angle Approximate Calculation Lateral Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Yaroshevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic InstituteZhukovsky, Moscow oblastRussia

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