Accession Number:

AD0263968

Title:

SOME ORBITAL ELEMENTS USEFUL IN SPACE TRAJECTORY CALCULATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHNOLOGY PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A set of orbital elements is described which is applicable when the motion is hyperbolic and even rectilinear, such as the motion associated with a lunar landing. This set provides a convenient description of miss distance and furnishes simple relationships for many complex geometrical problems in lunar and interplanetary flight. The use of these elements with others which are described enables the computation of a variety of differential corrections.

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE