Tag: reentry

48 How does the Falcon 9 first stage avoid burning up on re-entry? 2016-02-05T18:22:20.643

47 How possible are 'space jumps'? 2013-07-19T21:32:54.813

32 What would NASA have done if they knew Columbia was catastrophically damaged? 2015-08-08T18:45:33.670

31 What crewed space flight landed farthest off-target? 2017-03-03T11:28:01.363

30 Why does the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket do a 180 flip for reentry? 2016-08-23T12:05:54.053

27 Why don't 3-parachute descent systems collide and collapse? 2014-01-24T15:02:19.823

25 If I drop a feather from orbit, would it burn up or "hit" the ground? 2015-06-15T12:59:32.213

24 Why are spaceship capsules frustum shaped? 2014-12-08T14:26:45.567

24 How could a 90 m/s delta-v be enough to commit the space shuttle to landing? 2015-09-16T13:29:41.227

21 Why did the grid fin of the CRS-8/SES 10 booster burn? 2017-03-31T05:51:24.240

19 What are the end-of-life options for large classified satellites? 2013-08-30T13:34:29.750

18 Do you need a heat shield to enter the atmosphere from non-orbital speeds? 2015-02-03T19:57:21.413

17 Why is it that during reentry phase a capsule cannot communicate with mission control? 2013-07-16T22:37:24.417

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

16 What was Apollo 11's reentry speed at parachute deployment? 2013-11-04T02:00:38.080

16 At what angle did Apollo 13 need to reenter? 2013-12-06T15:00:22.303

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

16 Do we have any idea when Tiangong-1 will deorbit? 2016-05-10T21:08:19.880

15 What were the differences between Space Shuttle's and Buran's reentry guidance? 2013-08-19T11:31:57.740

15 Why is it not possible to deorbit in a shallow glidepath? 2014-02-20T15:34:52.920

14 Can we see the Russian Progress 59 spacecraft burn up on reentry? 2015-05-06T10:31:05.183

14 Would it be possible to get back to Earth from the ISS without any ground support? 2015-12-10T04:07:39.683

14 Can a single Soyuz return a crew of six back to Earth? 2015-12-10T13:23:52.667

13 At what altitude does transonic compressibility become a non-issue? 2014-12-21T14:09:31.777

13 Could the current dragon v2 heat shield withstand a reentry from the moon? 2015-03-01T10:13:49.380

13 Why do some meteors explode in air? 2015-06-04T10:21:06.243

13 How much of Dragon might have survived the explosion of CRS-7 and for how long? 2015-06-28T18:12:30.957

13 Gliding into the atmosphere 2015-11-09T18:13:53.337

13 Any imagery from Shuttle Columbia's SILTS pod on the internet? 2016-11-03T18:12:10.517

12 What is feathering? 2013-09-08T21:43:12.783

12 Is there an explanation for repeating Soyuz accidents involving misfiring of explosive bolts? 2014-01-03T17:04:26.660

12 Could the Shuttle boosters crash into each other? 2016-05-11T08:59:02.897

12 Bounce off the atmosphere at reentry? 2016-12-06T21:48:33.207

12 Is the location and time of a scheduled re-entry (e.g. Soyuz) announced in advance? 2017-09-10T19:14:57.437

11 Use of steerable parachutes for re-entry 2013-08-20T08:48:22.140

11 Has any spacecraft had a way for the crew to escape during reentry? 2013-11-24T04:03:17.133

11 When does an aerobraking space craft create a sonic boom? 2015-07-07T12:58:48.963

11 What was the earliest piece of debris to survive reentry? 2016-06-02T16:44:10.170

11 Why did early satellites (e.g. China's Fanhui Shi Weixing) re-enter the atmosphere narrow end (nose)-first? 2017-01-16T03:19:07.513

10 Did any Apollo missions have backup parachutes? 2013-10-24T18:27:03.040

10 How could the proposed floating base in the atmosphere of Venus receive supplies? 2015-01-10T17:25:09.693

10 What are the requirements differences between Escape Suit and EVA Suit? 2015-11-04T12:31:11.190

10 Why is the Karman line for Mars defined higher than for Earth? 2016-01-24T05:44:15.933

10 What are the top temperatures occurring during reentry? 2016-04-28T10:15:07.270

10 How does a Falcon 9 booster know how far away the ground is? 2016-06-17T15:45:28.090

10 What are the conditions for re-entry of an object in a (highly) elliptical orbit? 2017-04-23T21:04:38.593

10 Artificial Shooting Stars - how could this possibly work (economically/technologically)? 2017-06-09T07:19:26.990

10 Does atmospheric entry shake the craft? 2017-07-15T07:49:28.970

10 What aspects of reentry heating 'scale as the 8th power'? 2018-02-07T00:49:27.597

9 Did Curiosity rover communicate to the ground station during its descent phase? 2013-08-18T13:39:14.300

9 How is the periscope port on Soyuz spacecraft secured for the atmospheric reentry? 2013-12-30T01:12:12.647

9 Why will the Orion system land on water, while the Soyuz lands on land? 2014-06-29T07:03:28.173

9 Mathematics used for SpaceX first stage re-entry burn guidance? 2015-01-26T19:56:01.047

9 What difficulties will be faced modifying the Falcon 9 FT, so to have better and easier landings of the 1st stage from a GTO mission? 2016-06-21T00:17:31.127

9 How many orbits will it take for Santa to deliver all the presents? 2016-12-21T22:03:10.553

8 Could you take a Cessna from the ISS to Earth? 2013-08-23T14:58:10.183

8 How can all of GOCE's pieces land in a 20 square yard area? 2013-11-07T05:18:13.613

8 Why is it so difficult to predict the exact reentry location and time of a very low earth orbit object? 2013-11-11T00:20:44.813

8 Proportions of a reentering spacecraft as compared to fuel mass 2013-12-23T20:26:49.980

8 What influenced the shape of the Soyuz descent module? 2013-12-29T13:12:03.663

8 What is the outside of the Soyuz capsule covered in? 2013-12-30T16:13:01.230

8 Re-entry from Moon vs. re-entry from low Earth orbit 2014-04-23T12:41:48.010

8 Have liquid cooling systems been tested for reentry surfaces? 2014-08-20T04:30:58.587

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

8 Was Shuttle tile loss an accident waiting to happen? 2015-08-03T15:54:26.503

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

8 Why cannot supersonic retropropulsion, for use in the Red Dragon lander be tested on Earth? 2016-07-28T06:30:43.683

8 How will Bennu's volatile compounds stay cool and unmodified by the heat of re-entry (OSIRIS-REx)? 2016-09-08T03:27:57.463

7 What is the maximum mass for a reentry capsule that can be recovered in the air? 2014-01-21T20:42:05.567

7 Regulation governing the use of ocean areas for the return of space objects? 2015-01-22T09:08:40.017

7 Can the SpaceX Dragon leave the 'trunk' in orbit? 2015-02-16T06:16:04.360

7 Are there any Mars missions currently in the design phase which could take advantage of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator? 2015-03-30T02:05:36.910

7 What is the hardest part of making spacecraft (mostly) reusable? 2015-11-13T09:23:45.910

7 What impact would a pea size meteor have when it hits the ground? 2015-11-23T07:40:04.573

7 When (roughly) will North Korea's Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite re-enter? 2016-02-12T17:42:35.050

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

7 Are crewed capsules equiped to land pretty much anywhere in the world? 2017-03-04T18:38:09.533

7 How does the propellant flow during descent on SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage? 2017-03-05T12:12:45.797

7 Why does NASA still use film cameras? 2018-02-13T13:09:10.493

6 Can the rate of descent be measured with a laser? 2013-08-15T07:32:06.497

6 Post Space Shuttle, is NASA going from touchdown back to splashdown? 2013-08-24T09:49:42.597

6 Is GOCE designed to break up in the atmosphere? 2013-11-10T21:30:43.603

6 How does the surface area of a heat shield impact the ideal angle of attack for reentry? 2013-12-07T02:50:26.457

6 Can the Orion be reused in space? 2014-09-01T15:55:05.223

6 Temperature of the area behind a reenty vehicle 2014-09-19T01:30:19.067

6 Communication Blackout 2014-12-07T02:54:28.443

6 What is the maximum velocity at which Soyuz TMA-M may transit through Earth' atmosphere at reentry without a heat-shield? 2014-12-21T10:17:04.690

6 Transfer people from orbiting spacecraft to surface of Mars 2015-05-10T17:31:16.153

6 Could a biohazard sample return capsule from Mars be safely hard landed on Earth? 2015-06-04T14:49:24.787

6 What is the smallest object that would survive a reentry from LEO? What would it be made of? 2015-06-13T01:28:25.720

6 Requirements for full destructive reentry? 2015-09-20T16:55:34.017

6 What is the maximum velocity for feathered reentry systems? 2016-02-19T18:25:15.357

6 How to get processed asteroid metals back to Earth in a safe manner 2016-02-21T04:57:53.910

6 Could the Orion or Apollo command module safely land on land in an emergency due to a navigation error? 2016-02-27T14:13:18.397

6 Is the Dragon Mono-Stable? 2016-04-13T00:23:41.503

6 Falcon 9 landing on drone ship 15/06/2016 2016-06-16T10:04:19.640

6 How is retropropulsion by the Falcon 9 first stage being used to design retropropulsion entry on Mars? 2016-07-30T17:06:52.220

6 Where can I find high quality "descent" photos at as many different altitudes as possible? 2017-04-19T17:28:23.660

6 What is making the glow from this image of STS-135 going home, de-orbit burn or re-entry? 2017-06-22T15:38:25.337