Hw04_FA05 - 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 − × = = =

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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. semi-major axis c. angular momentum d. semi-latus rectum e. eccentricity f. radii of periapsis and apoapsis g. orbital period h. flight-path angle at time t 1...
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2008 for the course AERSP 309 taught by Professor Melton during the Fall '05 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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