poliastro.spacecraft

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Classes

Spacecraft

Class to represent a Spacecraft.

class poliastro.spacecraft.Spacecraft(A, C_D, m, **metadata)

Class to represent a Spacecraft.

property A

Returns A, the area of the spacecraft

property C_D

Returns C_D, the drag coefficient

property m

Returns m, the mass of the spacecraft

property ballistic_coefficient

Calculates the Ballistic coefficient (km^2/kg)

Returns

B – Ballistic coefficient (km^2/kg)

Return type

Quantity

Notes

Be aware that you may encounter alternative definitions of the Ballistic coefficient, such as the reciprocal:

\[\frac{m}{C_D A}\]