## Orbital mechanics, Volume 1Designed to be used as a graduate student textbook and a ready reference for the busy professional, this third edition of "Orbital Mechanics is structured so that you can easily look up the things you need to know. This edition includes more recent developments in space exploration (e.g. Galileo, Cassini, Mars Odyssey missions). Also, the chapter on space debris was rewritten to reflect new developments in that area. The well-organized chapters cover every basic aspect of orbital mechanics, from celestial relationships to the problems of space debris. The book is clearly written in language familiar to aerospace professionals and graduate students, with all of the equations, diagrams, and graphs you would like to have close at hand. An updated software package on CD-ROM includes: HW Solutions, which presents a range of viewpoints and guidelines for solving selected problems in the text; Orbital Calculator, which provides an interactive environment for the generation of Keplerian orbits, orbital transfer maneuvers, and animation of ellipses, hyperbolas, 'and interplanetary orbits; and Orbital Mechanics Solutions. |

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### Contents

Basic Concepts | 1 |

Celestial Relationships | 11 |

Keplerian Orbits | 21 |

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acceleration AIAA angular anomaly apogee argument of perigee ascending node Astrodynamics bi-elliptic transfer Calculate central angle circular orbit classical elements collision components computed constant continuous global coverage coordinate system coverage circle determined eccentric anomaly eccentricity equations of motion equatorial equinoctial elements final orbit function geometry geosynchronous orbit given gravitational groundtrack Hohmann transfer impulse inertial initial integration ISBN Kepler's equation km/s Laguerre's method latitude launch window longitude magnitude maneuver mass mean method number of satellites objects obtained optimal orbit elements orbit period orbit plane orbit transfer parameters particle perturbations phasing polar problem radius relative rendezvous right ascension rocket rotation satellite constellations semimajor axis shown in Fig Shuttle solar solution space debris spacecraft spherical starting value street of coverage thrust trajectory transfer orbit true anomaly variation yaw angle zero zonal