Description 
1 online resource (427 pages) 
Series 
Space technology library ; [v. 39] 

Space technology library ; v. 39.

Contents 
Chapter 1. The SecondOrder Analytic Approximation to the Solution of the EulerHill Equations of Relative Motion  Chapter 2. Analytic Solutions for the Perturbed Motion of a Spacecraft in NearCircular Orbit, Under the Influence of the J2 and J3 Earth Zonal Harmonics, in Rotating and Inertial Cartesian Reference Frames  Chapter 3. Analytic Solutions for the Perturbed Motion of a Spacecraft in NearCircular Orbit, Under the Influence of the LuniSolar Gravity, in Rotating and Inertial Cartesian Reference Frames  Chapter 4. Effect of LuniSolar Gravity Perturbations on a NearCircular Orbit: ThirdBody Orbit Eccentricity Considerations  Chapter 5. Effect of Atmospheric Drag Perturbation on Circular Orbits: Atmosphere Rotation Considerations  Chapter 6. Analytic Solution of Terminal Rendezvous in NearCircular Orbit Around the Oblate Earth: The Computation of the Starting Guess for Iterations  Chapter 7. Techniques of Accurate Analytic Terminal Rendezvous in NearCircular Orbit  Chapter 8. Coplanar TwoImpulse Rendezvous in General Elliptic Orbit with Drag  Chapter 9. The Analysis of the Relative Motion in General Elliptic Orbit With Respect to a Dragging and Precessing Coordinate Frame  Chapter 10. The Algorithm of the TwoImpulse TimeFixed Noncoplanar Rendezvous with Drag and Oblateness Effects  Chapter 11. The Analysis and Implementation of InPlane Stationkeeping of Continuously Perturbed Walker Constellations  Chapter 12. The Mathematical Models of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Artificial Satellite Analysis Program (ASAP) 
Summary 
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of timefixed terminal rendezvous around the Earth using chemical propulsion. The book has two main objectives. The first is to derive the mathematics of relative motion in nearcircular orbit when subjected to perturbations emanating from the oblateness of the Earth, thirdbody gravity, and atmospheric drag. The mathematics are suitable for quick trajectory prediction and the creation of computer codes and efficient software to solve impulsive maneuvers and fly rendezvous missions. The second objective of this book is to show how the relative motion theory is applied to the exact precisionintegrated, longduration, timefixed terminal rendezvous problem around the oblate Earth for the general elliptic orbit case. The contents are both theoretical and applied, with longlasting value for aerospace engineers, trajectory designers, professors of orbital mechanics, and students at the graduate level and above 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Orbital transfer (Space flight)


Trajectory optimization.


Orbital rendezvous (Space flight)


Mathematical physics.


Mathematical physics.


Orbital rendezvous (Space flight)


Orbital transfer (Space flight)


Trajectory optimization.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9783030646578 

3030646572 
