Accession Number:

AD0224736

Title:

THE BI-ELLIPTICAL TRANSFER BETWEEN CIRCULAR COPLANAR ORBITS,

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ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL

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Report Date:

1959-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Relative altitudes of coplanar circular orbits about the earth are investigated for which a bielliptical transfer is more economical than the classical Hohmann transfer, It is found that for transfers between orbits apart by radii-ratios larger than 15.582, the Hohmann transfer it less economical than a bi-elliptical transfer with an intermediate point of altitude larger than that of the larger terminal orbit. The implications of these findings are indicated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE