Unformatted text preview: Problem 8.2 Calculate the escape velocity from the surface of Mars. Problem 8.9 The LANDSAT-C Earth resources satellite has a nearly circular orbit with an eccentricity of 0.00132. At perigee the satellite is at an altitude (measured from the Earth's surface) of 417 km. Calculate its altitude and velocity at apogee. Problem 8.16 Consider a satellite in a circular orbit about Mars with a radius of 8000 km. It is desired to boost this satellite into a higher circular orbit radius of 15,000 km using a Hohmann transfer. Calculate the total impulse (i.e. delta-V) required for this transfer....
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- Fall '08
- Aerodynamics, Celestial mechanics, Spacecraft propulsion, Elliptic orbit