Accession Number:

AD0422562

Title:

LOCATION OF CATCH-UP POINT BETWEEN A DELTA V PERTURBED ORBIT AND THE ORIGINAL CIRCULAR ORBIT,

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AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

If two bodies are travelling together in a circular orbit and a retrograde impulse is applied to one body, then that body moves behind the unperturbed body in angular position. However, it is obvious that the perturbed body, being in a smaller period orbit, passes the unperturbed body in angular position at some angular distance from the point at which the impulse is applied. This note defines that angular catch-up position as a function of the magnitude of the perturbing force. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE