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Computing Trajectory Profiles

  1. Apr 21, 2005 #1
    Hi,

    I need to plot as a function of time, the altitude of a capsule bringing astronauts back from space.

    I have all the values required in order to calultate it but i'm not sure how i plot it as a function of time?

    Is it simply a differential matter?

    Your help is much appreciated!

    Thanks

    phiska
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2005 #2
    phiska,

    What are the "values" that you have?
     
  4. Apr 21, 2005 #3
    re-entry angle, ballistic coefficient, initial altitude, initial velocity, density of atmosphere at different altitudes etc
     
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