Problems of Motion of Large Meteoritic Bodies in the Atmosphere, by V. A. Bronshten

Edited by Mary F. Romig

Contributors: Vitalii Aleksandrovich Bronshten

Translated by Joy B. Gazley


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A translation of Problemy Dvizheniia v Atmosfere Krupnykh Meteoritnykh Tel (Problems of the motion of large meteoritic bodies in the atmosphere) by V. A. Bronshten, published by the Academy of Sciences, USSR (1963). The book is unique in its field and provides information for the study of the problems of hypervelocity reentry of large objects into the Earth's atmosphere. This Memorandum differs substantially from another translation issued by NASA as TT F-247 (November 1964). Dr. Bronshten revised calculations of radiative heat transfer for the RAND translation and corrected several graphs and figures. These changes have not yet been published in Russian, and do not appear in the NASA translation.

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