atmospheric entry


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atmospheric entry

[¦at·mə¦sfir·ik ′en·trē]
(aerospace engineering)
The penetration of any planetary atmosphere by any object from outer space; specifically, the penetration of the earth's atmosphere by a crewed or uncrewed capsule or spacecraft.
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Satellites & probes / thermal control / thermal protection for atmospheric entry / ablative systems products reusable systems products
It's clear that the time is now to develop the next generation of this instrument for future atmospheric entry probes."
Could that missing link have been provided by the heat generated by atmospheric entry? Will we find evidence of our origins in the vast, black expanse of space?
That meteor's atmospheric entry also caused a sonic boom that registered as a 1.8 magnitude earthquake in southern Michigan, according to the National Weather Service.
On Earth, atmospheric effects become noticeable during atmospheric entry of spacecraft already at an altitude of around 120-150 km, while on Venus atmospheric entry occurs at 250 km and on Mars at about 80-90 km above the surface.
This correlates with the time and location in which the atmospheric entry event was observed in the UAE on Monday night.
The final suspects were examined under a binocular microscope for signs of atmospheric entry. Only 500 particles passed stringent scrutiny.
The investigative team learned that the separation between the Schiaparelli probe and the Tras Gras Orbiter (TGO) went as planned, as well as the atmospheric entry. The parachute deployed at 7.5 miles (12 km) above the surface at a speed of 1,075 mph (1,730 km/h).
[17] simulated the flow field and the temperature field of a low-density carbon-bonded carbon fiber composite in the atmospheric entry plasmas environment.
It is difficult to achieve this target if the only available measurement sensor is the on-board default inertial measurement unit (IMU) to provide measurement information for the navigation, guidance, and control system during Mars atmospheric entry phase [8,9].
For six minutes the saucer-shaped lander - about the size of a Smart car - used a combination of a heatshield, two parachutes and a cluster of rockets to slow down its initial atmospheric entry speed of 13,000mph to a hovering zero just above the surface.
FEMA would handle the preparations and response planning related to the consequences of atmospheric entry or impact to U.S.
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