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Planetary Entry

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After a spaceflight, the planetary entry (a.k.a. reentry for entry into Earth’s atmosphere) of a spacecraft is subject to the same aerodynamic and physical laws and equations (see Eqs. (6.3.6) and (6.3.7)) as ascent. One might therefore infer that the circumstances of both situations are the same.

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  • 31 October 2019

    In the original version of the book, the following belated corrections are to be incorporated.

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Walter, U. (2018). Planetary Entry. In: Astronautics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74373-8_10

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