Robust Skip earth entry guidance for a low L/D spacecraft

@article{Bai2015RobustSE,
  title={Robust Skip earth entry guidance for a low L/D spacecraft},
  author={Chengchao Bai and Jifeng Guo and Xibao Xu and Guoping He},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA)},
  year={2015},
  pages={1653-1658}
}
Atmospheric skip-entry trajectories are designed for the Lunar-return missions for new vehicles with low-lift-to-drag L/D ratios. Moreover, modern requirements, such as the diverse option of downrange, call for flexibility for long ranges. In case of a low L\D vehicle, a controlled skip would be necessary to obtain such requirements. The guidance precision… CONTINUE READING