## Orbital hodograph analysis |

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### Contents

Basic Dynamics of the Orbital Hodographs | 1 |

Orbital Hodograph Transformation Theory | 25 |

Ballistic Missile and Intercept Trajectories | 45 |

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### Common terms and phrases

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