Accession Number : AD0603175

Title :   APPROXIMATE ANALYTICAL SOLUTION FOR LOW THRUST PROPULSION IN SPACE.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : TRAINING CENTER FOR EXPERIMENTAL AERODYNAMICS RHODE-SAINT-GENESE (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : Moulin,L.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Approximate analytical solutions were derived for the problem of low thrust propulsion, in the case of constant thrust, set at a constant angle to the velocity vector, for any type of initial orbit (elliptic, parabolic or hyperbolic). Simple expressions were obtained, giving energy, angular momentum and excentricity in terms of the excentric anomaly. The solutions allow for calculation of the fuel consumption. Their validity is restricted to the field of orbit correction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PROPULSION, THRUST), (*ORBITS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), VECTOR ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, MOTION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, PERTURBATION THEORY, OPTIMIZATION, SPACECRAFT, FUEL CONSUMPTION, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE