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Trajectory and Orbit Plotter Instruction Manual

Published 1963

by Richard H. Frick, W. I. Rumer, E. H. Sharkey

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Description of a graphical method for obtaining the solution of a large class of trajectory and orbit problems. It is possible, given a set of initial conditions, to construct the resulting trajectory or orbit and determine the velocity path angle, ground range, altitude, and time of flight corresponding to any point of the path. In addition, one can also take into account the effects of earth rotation on the ballistic path and determine the latitude and longitude of points on the earth trace including the impact position. The necessary equipment and its applications are described. Description of a graphical method for obtaining the solution of a large class of trajectory and orbit problems. It is possible, given a set of initial conditions, to construct the resulting trajectory or orbit and determine the velocity path angle, ground range, altitude, and time of flight corresponding to any point of the path. In addition, one can also take into account the effects of earth rotation on the ballistic path and determine the latitude and longitude of points on the earth trace including the impact position. The necessary equipment and its applications are described.

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