Accession Number:

AD0684568

Title:

OPTIMUM TRANSFER BETWEEN NEAR KEPLER ORBITS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The problem of minimizing the characteristic velocity during transfer between two adjacent co-planar Kepler orbits is considered. The condition for the degeneration of a double-impulse transfer into a single-impulse transfer is derived. The numerical results obtained are presented graphically. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE