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Minimum impulse transfers to rotate the line of apsides

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dc.contributor.author Phong, Connie
dc.contributor.author Sweetser, Theodore H.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-08-24T21:14:04Z
dc.date.available 2005-08-24T21:14:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, August 7 - 11, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0638
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37445
dc.description.abstract Transfer between two coplanar orbits can be accomplished via a single impulse if the two orbits intersect. Optimization of a single-impulse transfer, however, is not possible since the transfer orbit is completely constrained by the initial and final orbits. On the other hand, two-impulse transfers are possible between any two terminal orbits. While optimal scenarios are not known for the general two-impulse case, there are various approximate solutions to many special cases. We consider the problem of an inplane rotation of the line of apsides, leaving the size and shape of the orbit unaffected. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA en
dc.format.extent 387924 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005 en
dc.subject orbit rotation en
dc.title Minimum impulse transfers to rotate the line of apsides en
dc.type Preprint en


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