The orbiter MFD to calculate precise path inside atmosphere. 

MFD download 



Manual (french translation) 


release 0.96.1 posted to orbithangarmods.
Compatible with Orbiter 100830.

2007-02-12: release 0.95.2 posted to orbithangarmods. Now target may be selectd using longitude and latitude. 

2006-11-21: added french translation of manual. 

2006-11-01: release 0.95 posted to orbithangarmods. New command: HDv to see gliding path before deorbit burn. 

2006-05-29: release 0.9 posted to orbithangarmods. 

2006-04-24: release 0.8 posted to orbithangarmods. 

2006-03-29: release 0.5 posted to orbithangarmods. 

Some orbiter links...


IMFD by Jarmo Nikkanen, the original developer of AerobrakeMFD  

Some  external links  to  intesting  pages  on  atmosphere reentry...

Wikipedia on Reentry  

Allen,Eggers: Analysis of hypervelocity vehicles 

Allen,Eggers: Motion and heating of missiles entering the atmosphere

other links....


AerobrakeMFD is anOrbiter MFD that calculatesthe trajectory of a winged ship insidea planet atmosphere.

Reentry path

Velocity, Altitude, Deceleration and Heat graph 


Speed / Altitude limits 

Lift and Drag