# Soyuz: Do you know the coefficient drag and lift to drag ratio are during reentry?

I've been learning Python as a hobby the last two years. I like spaceflight too. Therefore I wrote this code to simulate the reentry of a Soyuz. I'd appreciate some feedback: https://github.com/fra-mar/soyuz_reentry But what I couldn't find was reliable data about the Soyuz's drag coefficient or the lift to drag ratio. For the Cd I found values ranging from 0.188 to 1.26 and for the L/D 0.38 to 0.5.

The best estimate I have found online is from a China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics paper using CFD. The paper is available on ScienceDirect (free I think?), the $$C_D$$ & $$L/D$$ are about 1.3 and 0.25, respectively, at a trimmed angle of attack (Mach = 5).