Accession Number : AD0687315

Title :   OPTIMUM ORBIT TRANSFER BY IMPULSE,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y

Personal Author(s) : Ting,Lu

Report Date : AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : It is shown that the optimum transfer from one orbit to another can be accomplished only when the two orbits are coplanar. For two coplanar intersecting orbits the procedure of finding the optimum orientation of one orbit relative to the other is discussed. Numerical results are tabulated for various orbital geometries. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES, OPTIMIZATION), ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES, GEOMETRY

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE