Cover: On the rotational motion of a body re-entering the atmosphere.

On the rotational motion of a body re-entering the atmosphere.

by T. B. Garber

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A formulation of the exact equations of motion of a body acted on by aerodynamic and gravitational forces, using inertial axes fixed in a spherical, nonrotating earth. After considering the nature of a typical re-entry path, the equations of motion are linearized. Solutions of the linearized equations are then obtained by the use of a modified WKBJ approximation method.

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