Accession Number:

AD0295851

Title:

BIOSATELLITE RECOVERY FROM CIRCULAR ORBITS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report is a primer for the non-ballistician who is concerned with the design or selection of biospace experiments, to provide him with some feeling for the ballistics of biosatellite recovery. It presents in non-specialized terms some results of a recent parametric study of a wide variety of likely descent trajectories from near-earth orbits. Although these results were computed by approximate methods, they are believed to be sufficiently accurate for most planning purposes. No attempt is made to describe the computational methods or the underlying physics.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE