Accession Number : ADA301205

Title :   Rendezvous Between Two Spacecrafts with Coplanar Elliptic Orbits using Horizontal Impulse,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Chen, Ying ; Wang, Xudong ; He, Ming

PDF Url : ADA301205

Report Date : 10 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This article studies the problems of fixed time rendezvous between two spacecraft in general coplanar elliptical orbit under the effects of three horizontal impulses. Necessary conditions for completing rendezvous are derived, and methods are given for calculating the magnitudes of the three horizontal impulses as well as their times of application.

Descriptors :   *RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, TIME, TRANSLATIONS, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, CHINA, ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE