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 delta-v, heat generated in pass, pressure (N/m&2) in lowest point and new orbit).

  • $\begingroup$ 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
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 20:42


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.