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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of the Astronautical Sciences|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1986|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science