Various values of aerobrake mass as a percentage of mass to be carried are shown. Only the hybrid propulsion system was examined. ... (The problem encountered is high acceleration during braking and its effect on the crew.) Figure 4 shows the impact ... examined. The aerobrake weight used is 15% of the mass carried. Targeting an aerobrake to a very high apoapsis ellipse is difficult because the target velocity is so near escape that even a relatively small aero- exit error could cause.
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