Unformatted text preview: . Calculate the: a) angular momentum per unit mass (h) in km 2 /s b) true anomaly of the launch point c) eccentricity of the orbit d) period of the orbit 4. A satellite is launched parallel to the earth’s surface with a speed of 8 km/s at an altitude of 640 km. Calculate the: a) eccentricity of the orbit b) altitude of the spacecraft at apogee c) period of the orbit 5. The following position data for an earth orbiter are given by: Altitude = 1700 km at a true anomaly of 130 Altitude = 500 km at a true anomaly of 50 0 Calculate the: a) eccentricity of the orbit b) specific angular momentum c) perigee altitude d) semimajor axis...
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- Spring '08
- Kepler's laws of planetary motion, Astrodynamics, Space Flight Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering