Unformatted text preview: n is the angular velocity of the nominal circular orbit (mean motion). Assume a satellite in a circular orbit around the Earth with altitude of 278 km and period T = 90 min. At an arbitrary time, a small free-±ying experiment package is ejected with a small Δ V from the satellite. What is the relative motion (i.e. the value of x/ Δ V and y/ Δ V as a function of time) in the following cases: 1. Δ V is applied in the direction of satellite motion 2. Δ V is applied radially outward. Then plot x/ Δ V vs. y/ Δ V for one period of the satellite orbit (90 min) for both cases. How far will the free ±yer be from the satellite after 90 min? 1...
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- Winter '08
- Velocity, circular orbit, Celestial mechanics, Olberth Maneuver Textbook