### 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 language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Advances in the Astronautical Sciences |

Pages | 833-842 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Volume | 75 |

Edition | pt 2 |

State | Published - 1991 |

Event | Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting Part 2 (of 2) - Houston, TX, USA Duration: Feb 11 1991 → Feb 13 1991 |

### Other

Other | Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting Part 2 (of 2) |
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City | Houston, TX, USA |

Period | 2/11/91 → 2/13/91 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Aerospace Engineering

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*Advances in the Astronautical Sciences*(pt 2 ed., Vol. 75, pp. 833-842)

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*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.

**Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses.** / Jin, Houzhi; Melton, Robert Graham.

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