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) : Seay,Thomas S

PDF Url : ADA133779

Report Date : 25 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 24

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)

Descriptors :   *Range(Distance), *Circular orbits, *Artificial satellites, Approach, Mathematical prediction, Numerical methods and procedures

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE