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reentry corridor for supercircular velocities
Reentry corridor for supercircular velocities. Credit: NASA
A narrow corridor along which a spacecraft must travel during reentry in order to pass safely through the atmosphere and achieve a successful landing. The upper and lower sides of this corridor are known, respectively, as the overshoot boundary and the undershoot boundary.


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