Glide is a way to travel faster towards a planet between Orbital Cruise and Normal Speed. During Glide the ship will travel 2,500 m/s between altitudes 25.0 and 3 km.
Pitching too far up will end the glide early and transition the ship into Normal speed. Pitching too far down will result in an emergency drop, causing damage.
Glide will engage only if the entry angle is kept between -5 and -60 degrees while dropping out of Orbital Cruise.
Pilot Training Video Edit
- ↑ From orbit down to Europa, David Braben, YouTube