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R.G. Melton
AERSP 309
HW #4
Fall 2005
(practice problems only – not to hand in)
1.
Prob. 5, Wiesel, p. 40.
2.
Prob. 1, Wiesel, p. 70.
3.
Prob. 2, Wiesel, p. 70.
4.
A satellite in Earth orbit passes through its perigee at a radius of
r
p
= 7000 km, and with speed
v
p
= 9.4 km/s.
Determine how much time elapses before the satellite returns to perigee.
5.
Prob. 4, Wiesel, p. 71.
6.
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Unformatted text preview: Radar measurements give the following data for a satellite in Earth orbit at some time t 1 : deg/s 10 1 . 5 km/s 967 . km 8000 2 − × = = = θ & & r r Calculate the following: a. orbital energy b. semimajor axis c. angular momentum d. semilatus rectum e. eccentricity f. radii of periapsis and apoapsis g. orbital period h. flightpath angle at time t 1...
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 Fall '05
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