Some methods for establishing interplanetary transfer orbits.

by Louis N. Rowell

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A presentation of four basic methods for establishing heliocentric interplanetary transfer orbits. These methods and their variations can be used to establish orbits having specified transfer angles, transfer times, hyperbolic excess velocities, or heliocentric departure velocities. Each method con- sists of a step-by-step computation procedure that uses the equations of two-body motion and appro- priate trigonometric relations to establish the desired transfer orbit.

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