Accession Number : AD0686334

Title :   OPTIMUM ORBITAL TRANSFER BY TWO IMPULSES,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Ting,Lu

Report Date : JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The transfer from a given orbit to another of given geometry by two impulses is studied. It is shown that the total impulse will be a minimum provided that the two orbits and the transfer trajectory are coplanar, with the same major axis and orientated in the same sense; and that the apogee of the transfer trajectory coincides with that of one of the orbits with longer apogee distance, while the perigee of the transfer trajectory coincides with that of the other orbit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES, OPTIMIZATION), ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, APOGEE, PERIGEE

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE