Since Orbiter's atmosphere model has been discussed quite a bit recently, I finally decided to revisit and rewrite the Earth atmosphere model. I have selected a moderately complex model (L. G. Jacchia, Thermospheric Temperature, Density, and Composition: New Models, Smithson. Astrophys. Obs. Spec. Rept. No. 375, 1977) which covers the range from... 52 Comments
Purpose: Calculate precisely (ie, without resorting to stepwise estimation) the ACC and VACC components of the SurfaceMFD.
Getting Acceleration Vectors
Posted by: Topper
Gives code for a stepwise estimation of horizontal and vertical accelerations, with... 26 Comments