Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses

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Abstract

Using two impulsive maneuvers of fixed magnitudes, transfers between two circular orbits are possible only for certain thrust directions. This paper develops the feasibility domain for the two impulses, and criteria for determining the thrust directions. Two theorems, concerning the number of possible final orbits that are circular and their radii, are proven. These are applied to an example optimization problem involving a minimum change in orbital radius during the transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Pages833-842
Number of pages10
Volume75
Editionpt 2
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting Part 2 (of 2) - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 11 1991Feb 13 1991

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OtherProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting Part 2 (of 2)
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period2/11/912/13/91

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Jin, H., & Melton, R. G. (1991). Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (pt 2 ed., Vol. 75, pp. 833-842)
Jin, Houzhi ; Melton, Robert Graham. / Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 75 pt 2. ed. 1991. pp. 833-842
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Jin, H & Melton, RG 1991, Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses. in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. pt 2 edn, vol. 75, pp. 833-842, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting Part 2 (of 2), Houston, TX, USA, 2/11/91.

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