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This MFD calculates the path through an atmosphere.
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'''Aerobrake''' is an [[MFD]] for [[Orbiter]] that calculates the flight path of a space ship inside a [[planet]]'s [[atmosphere]].
  
You can use it to aerobrake, aerocapture, skip reentry, ballistic reentry, etc...
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The [[MFD]] was started by [[Jarmo Nikkanen]] and was part of [[Interplanetary MFD]]. Then Jarmo detached it from the big [[MFD]] and release the source code to the community. [[Gregorio Piccoli]] taken that code to complete and extend this interesting [[MFD]].
  
The glide path is integrated keeping account of lift and drag.  Outside of a planet's atmosphere this data isn't available, so it's approximated from old functions on the frontal surface.
 
  
The new version has an autopilot and two graphs: path and lift/drag.
 
  
  

Revision as of 09:57, 10 April 2008

Aerobrake is an MFD for Orbiter that calculates the flight path of a space ship inside a planet's atmosphere.

The MFD was started by Jarmo Nikkanen and was part of Interplanetary MFD. Then Jarmo detached it from the big MFD and release the source code to the community. Gregorio Piccoli taken that code to complete and extend this interesting MFD.



Available at Orbithangar

AeroBrakeMFD web site