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I am looking for a calculator or formulas that can be used to calculate the aerobraking on Mars mission. I have found some data on previous Mars flights where aerobraking was used and all my current formulas applied fail to produce proper results. I do not need very accurate algorithm, just the estimations (something where for given mass, front area (flat), orbit(apo,peri) i get dv, heat generated in pass, N/m2 in lowest point and new orbit).

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you need the equations for aerobreaking? Or the equations that model the Martian atmosphere? If you are a student, STK from AGI can be obtained for free and has a martian atmosphere model. $\endgroup$ – Carlos N Sep 26 '18 at 20:42

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