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ENTRY OF SPACE VEHICLES INTO PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES. PART II. LIFTING ENTRY
AVCO CORP WILMINGTON MASS RESEARCH AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT DIV
Closed-form expressions based on the approximations of P. Levine Analysis of Re-entry Problems Associated with the Return of Manned Space vehicles to Earth, Avco RAD-TM-62-2, 15 February 1962 for the peak heat rate, loads, integrated heating, and corridor depth are presented each expression is found to be a function of only two independent parameters. Comparison of the approximate calculations with numeric results are also presented. Author