Accession Number:

AD0269725

Title:

ORBITS WITH FIXED LOW THRUST

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Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD

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Report Date:

1961-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The method of Krylov-Bogoliuboff is used to analyze orbits with an additional low thrust in a fixed direction in the orbit plane. Algebraic formulas for orbital elements are obtained. It is shown that eventually the orbital eccentricity increases to 1 with the orbit approaching a straight line through the center of the earth. However, in a practical case, it is likely that collision would occur before escape. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE