Accession Number : AD0684568

Title :   OPTIMUM TRANSFER BETWEEN NEAR KEPLER ORBITS,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Krasinskii,G. A.

Report Date : 13 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

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)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES, OPTIMIZATION), ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, VELOCITY, MANEUVERING SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE