Accession Number:

AD0276685

Title:

TWO-IMPULSE TRANSFER VERSUS ONE-IMPULSE TRANSFER-ANALYTIC THEORY

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SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A mathematical proof is presented that if two coplanar elliptical orbits with a common focus intersect for some orientations, the optimum one-impulse transfer between the two orbits is still inferior to the two-impulse Hohmann transfer. This result was conjectured by Ting ARS Journ Vol. 301013-1018, 1960, but the present paper presents the first mathematical proof. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE