- Jul 26, 2009
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Which situation do you think is more likely to cause this? Deployment before apogee or after apogee?
While this is true, it is not acceleration that is the problem, it's velocity. For example, hitting a an object with your car at 50mph will yield the same effect whether you were riding the breaks or the gas at the time.After, as the rocket would be picking up speed. If it deployed before it would be rapidly drcellerating
Rember that along a balistic trajectory velocity increases, decreases and increases at a comperable rate. Variances come from acceleration under thrust on the ascent and terminal velocity on the down side. Middle third follows the profile given here. (more or less)After, as the rocket would be picking up speed. If it deployed before it would be rapidly drcellerating