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These training modules were compiled by the Flight Mechanics Technical Discipline Team (TDT), which encompasses expertise in the areas of atmosphere definition and measurement (earth and planetary); trajectory design and analysis (ascent/entry in the atmosphere, mission design); modeling for simulation; flight mechanics simulation and analysis (including Monte Carlo methods); flight measurement techniques; flight testing (flight mechanics and performance verification); stability and control; handling qualities; system identification (sometimes called parameter identification); entry/descent/landing (EDL), aerocapture, aerobraking; parachute/decelerator systems; and orbital entry and debris analysis.

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Flight Mechanics