Accession Number:

AD0606474

Title:

SATELLITE INTERCEPTION,

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NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CALIF NORAIR DIV

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Report Date:

1960-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

To intercept an orbiting target by another satellite implies, that the two vehicles must arrive simultaneously to the same point in space. In the following a calculation procedure is presented for solving this coincidence problem. To facilitate the calculation of the unknown semi major axis of the interceptors orbit, Lamberts Equation is rewritten in form of a power series which can be evaluated by a convenient differential correction technique instead of the usual trial and error method. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE