Accession Number:

AD0272363

Title:

A STUDY OF THE OPTIMUM VELOCITY CHANGE TO INTERCEPT AND RENDEZVOUS

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

From an arbitrary set of initial conditions, the problem of determining the minimum velocity change to a intercept and b rendezvous with an orbiting target is investigated by using an orbital mechanics approach. Certain approximate solutions are found in terms of the optimum time to intercept and rendezvous, and the physical significance of these solutions is determined in the region where they are valid. However, for practical problems of midcourse guidance where the solutions must be valid over long periods of time or more correctly, over large values of the anomaly a need for more exact solutions is indicated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE