Accession Number : AD0471885


Title :   THE EFFECT OF FIRST INJECTION ERRORS UPON THE ACCURACY OF HIGH CIRCULAR ORBITS WHEN THE TRAJECTORY INCLUDES LOW ALTITUDE PARKING AND ELLIPTIC TRANSFER.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Keith


Report Date : Jul 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : First order analysis, previously made, to determine the relation between position and velocity errors at the start and end of a Hohmann transfer is extended to cover a prior phase of low altitude circular orbit parking. The results are used to find the effects of uncorrected first injection errors upon the parameters of the final orbit. In particular the effects of prolonged parking are studied. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PARKING ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , ERRORS , TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , HIGH ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , FLIGHT PATHS , INJECTION , VELOCITY , PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , PARKING ORBIT TRAJECTORIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE