Introduction to space flight
For introductory course in space flight dynamics. A self-contained, integrated introduction to the performance aspects of flight how to get into space, how to get around in space, and how to return to Earth or land on another planet (as opposed to specialized areas of life support, guidance and control, or communications).
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TWOBODY ORBITAL MECHANICS
GEOCENTRIC ORBITS AND TRAJECTORIES
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altitude angular momentum angular velocity anomaly apoapsis apogee approach distance approximate ballistic coefficient ballistic missile booster burnout circular orbit collinear deceleration decreases drag Earth eccentric anomaly eccentricity elevation angle ellipse elliptical orbit energy enter entry angle entry trajectory equal equation Example expression Figure Find flight flyby function geocentric geocentric orbits gravity high trajectory Hohmann transfer hyperbola increase inertial injection intercept launch law of cosines lead angle lift low trajectory magnitude major axis Mars mass fraction maximum motion orbital elements orbital velocity parabola parameter parking orbit payload ratio periapsis perigee period plane change planet planetary planetocentric problem propulsion range angle reentry respect rotation rSoi satellite semimajor axis shown in Fig smaller body Solution space spacecraft specific specific angular momentum spin stage surface thrust torque transfer trajectory true anomaly two-body vehicle velocity budget weight zero