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Orbital Mechanics and Impulsive Transfer

  • Ashish Tewari
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Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)

Abstract

Orbital mechanics refers to the study of the translational motion of bodies in mutual gravitational attraction, and the resulting spatial paths of the centers of mass of the respective bodies are called the orbits. The relative motion of two spherical bodies in mutual gravitational attraction is the fundamental problem of translational space dynamics, called the two-body problem (or the Keplerian motion), and possesses an analytical solution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Tewari
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, KanpurIIT-KanpurIndia

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