ORBIT TRANSFER ERROR ANALYSIS FOR MULTIPLE, FINITE PERIGEE BURN, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES.

Neil J. Adams, Robert Graham Melton

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Abstract

A new algorithm has been developed which calculates the propagation of guidance and navigation errors along a nominal trajectory involving finite-duration perigee burns. A numerical simulation of a transfer from low Earth orbit to geostationary orbit (including finite-duration burns, coast phases, impulsive trim burns, and an impulsive plane change and circularization burn at apogee) serves to demonstrate the applications of the algorithm. This example also indicates the effects of mid-course corrections on the final errors at apogee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-373
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the Astronautical Sciences
Volume34
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1986

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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