Progress in Spacecraft Reentry Orbits and Control,
NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This article systematically summarizes the newest progress in spacecraft reentry orbits and control. Analyses are made of research results obtained from 9 specialized topics as well as of problems which exist and trends in development. These specialized topics are such ones as the presentation and significance of optimized reentry orbit calculations and control problems, characteristic indicators associated with reentry flight orbits, optimized reentry orbit approximation calculations and precision numerical value solutions, reentry guidance and control systems, various types of optimized aeroassisted orbital transfer problems, composite spacecraft navigation systems, small model reentry body aerodynamic characteristics and control problems, defense penetration and interception problems during reentry flights, a number of mutual relationships between reentry problems, and so on.
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