• To develop a detailed planetary atmosphere model, including nondimensional aerodynamic parameters for modeling aerothermodynamic force, moment, and heat transfer during atmospheric flight.

  • To present a 21-layer standard atmosphere for the earth—ranging from sea level to a geometric altitude of 700km—for use in all simulations of atmospheric and transatmospheric trajectories in subsequent chapters.

  • To present an exponential atmospheric model useful in obtaining analytical insight into planetary entry trajectories.


Hydrostatic Equilibrium Planetary Atmosphere Standard Atmosphere Atmospheric Property Entry Speed 
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