Accession Number:

ADA133779

Title:

Close Approaches between Satellites in Circular Orbits.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The variation in range between two satellites in different circular orbits is of interest in many space system problems. This report provides a simple expression for the range and presents an analysis of the frequency and duration of close approaches. The results are applied to a simple satellite search problem. Some relationships for the range rate are also given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE