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I wonder whether there's an official plan of the reentry and landing of either the former Dragon spacecraft or the Dragon V2/Crew Dragon, with details like altitudes, velocities, burn length and something. The closest I found was this plan but it doesn't go enough into detail. I'd appreciate if you could show or link me a detailed Dragon reentry plan. Thank you very much.

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    $\begingroup$ I can't help but wonder why so many people insist on asking for SpaceX's proprietary / ITAR data. The cartoonish figures are about all that you will get unless you go to work for SpaceX or NASA. The technologies needed to be able to land on the center of a barge that is not broadcasting "here I am" are exactly the same technologies that are needed to make a missile be deadly accurate. The details of the underlying technologies and the detailed plans that use those technologies are highly restricted. $\endgroup$ Aug 25 '20 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidHammen They're keeping it for themselves so that no enemy figures out where to shoot their craft with a missile? $\endgroup$
    – Giovanni
    Aug 26 '20 at 4:44
  • $\begingroup$ They're keeping to themselves because (a) it is their technology and (b) there are severe penalties in the US law, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), against disclosing "dual use" technologies. Regarding (a), it is their technology: They created these technologies. It is their intellectual property (IP). SpaceX intentionally decided not to use IP law such as patents to protect their technologies as they viewed that doing so would give the IP to China, who SpaceX views as their chief competition. They instead treat their core technologies as carefully guarded trade secrets. $\endgroup$ Aug 26 '20 at 6:08
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidHammen But NASA operates these craft too, so they must know. Doesn't NASA tell either? It's a government agency. $\endgroup$
    – Giovanni
    Aug 26 '20 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidHammen There's a shuttle reentry profile, just like the one I'd like to find about the Dragon craft. qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-a77574668f6011bb51eeeb117e9d2887 $\endgroup$
    – Giovanni
    Aug 26 '20 at 6:29

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