Tag: atmospheric-drag

26 Effect of atmospheric drag on rocket launches and benefits of high altitude launch sites 2013-07-25T11:09:45.753

18 What is the ideal shape for a rocket? 2014-12-17T19:33:30.250

17 How does skipping off the atmosphere work? 2013-12-07T12:25:25.050

16 Why do spacecraft enter the atmosphere violently instead of a smooth spiral? 2015-02-11T12:24:01.087

16 Why are rockets cylindrical? 2015-06-01T11:36:53.707

14 Why is the Russian approach to the aerodynamics of their rockets different? 2015-01-31T22:44:00.767

13 How much fuel can SpaceX save by landing the Falcon 9 booster on a barge? 2014-11-29T18:55:52.647

12 Are there any proposals to vacuum up gases in orbit for use as propellant? 2013-08-19T17:51:07.127

12 Does it snow in LEO? 2014-05-15T18:44:19.777

12 What is the ISS drag? 2015-11-09T13:17:28.720

11 Why are LEO satellites not aerodynamically shaped? 2014-11-29T10:54:17.637

8 Re-entry Heat Shield Alternative 2014-12-20T09:01:46.650

8 What is the word for using atmosphere to dissipate kinetic energy during reentry? 2015-08-22T11:48:55.813

7 What is the closest to Earth you can expect lift from a solar sail? 2013-08-03T00:07:27.910

7 How could a hot lander enter Titan's atmosphere without setting its hydrocarbons ablaze? 2016-03-06T21:27:44.380

6 ISS achieving lift by using it's solar panels 2017-07-12T23:53:31.630

5 How much cheaper would a high level launch be from a sea level launch? 2013-08-13T15:20:50.817

5 Moving object in space 2014-04-16T07:07:15.493

5 Is there drag inside a Space craft? 2015-01-04T12:31:03.100

5 How far can the supersonic parachute in the LDSD system for Mars be placed from the entry capsule? 2015-06-03T18:45:19.473

5 Shapes of rockets on the Earth with no atmosphere 2015-08-18T08:36:35.420

5 Could thermal energy be collected by dragging a thermoconductive device against the outer atmosphere 2016-04-26T04:56:24.830

5 Is aerodynamic lift ever useful in rocket flight? 2016-07-09T08:32:40.220

5 What is the lowest altitude that an ion thruster can be used for station keeping? 2017-05-22T14:04:30.697

4 Is the streamlining of a launch vehicle worth the additional fuel required to carry it beyond the Karman line? 2014-05-26T14:14:11.240

4 Could a sling launcher be used on Mars? 2015-04-25T14:50:57.643

4 Can I use an ice cube as a re-entry heat shield? 2015-11-10T19:57:41.207

4 Requesting an in depth explanation of heat created during atmospheric reentry, 2016-04-26T23:02:35.720

3 Why did HARP make projectiles in the rocket shape? 2014-02-14T13:33:40.087

3 Delta-v from atmospheric drag 2014-05-05T10:56:10.723

3 Deorbit time for satellites in LEO 2014-06-07T07:23:25.013

3 Are there any techniques of heat shielding an irregularly shaped object? 2014-12-13T17:35:34.240

3 Atmospheric density vs. altitude 2016-09-15T11:09:48.187

3 In what atmospheric densities or pressures have aerobrakings been performed? 2016-10-16T18:04:08.540

3 How stable is an orbit of 335.9 km? 2018-02-23T16:40:46.840

2 Benefits of hydrogen cannon for first stage launch at sea level or 20,000 feet 2014-12-08T01:17:02.660

2 Atmospheric drag at 250 km 2016-05-06T05:57:11.753

2 Modelling SpaceX's lift and drag versus angle of attack and Mach number 2017-09-04T13:28:17.887

2 Atmospheric drag vs. atmospheric heating. Which occurs first? 2017-12-12T19:56:55.237

1 How can I estimate the Coefficient of Drag on a Saturn V rocket, a simulator or some data would be pretty awesome 2015-11-10T13:55:09.917

1 What's the atmospheric drag coefficient of a Falcon 9 at launch (sub-sonic, large fairing) 2016-06-29T08:14:30.063

1 Rocket drag and lift based on flight direction - in which frame of reference? 2016-07-09T13:01:58.817

1 Shear forces between Shuttle, tank, and boosters - what pushes what? 2016-07-10T06:43:53.170

1 Will Mayak's large solar reflector produce a stable attitude, or is it likely to start tumbling or rotating? 2017-07-17T06:43:45.287

1 Applying secondary orbital perturbation effects 2018-02-16T14:37:45.023

0 Parachute on the ISS 2015-09-22T00:00:25.350

0 How is max Q for the shuttle actually defined? 2016-07-10T04:25:55.167

0 Atmospheric influences on satellite imagery 2016-10-01T22:15:35.607

0 Why does Earth's atmospheric density have a big "knee" around 100 km? Is there a good analytical approximation? 2017-05-23T06:34:01.247