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Rendezvous Guidance TechnologyThe literature on rendezvous guidance technology is reviewed and a bibliography of about 160 documents is presented. The importance of the proper selection of the ascent trajectory and of the orbit for a manned space station or an orbiting launch complex is emphasized. The way the launch delay problem affects the selection of the ascent trajectory and the target orbit is discussed. A specific ascent trajectory and an orbit for a manned space station or an orbiting launch complex is recommended on the premise that launch delay problems will continue to outweigh most of the other orbit selection criteria. A new method for determining the velocity corrections required for mid-course guidance is proposed . The proposed methods consist of an "exact-numerical" solution of the relative equations of motion in the "Shell-coordinate system." The proposed "exact-numerical" method extends the applicability of the mid- course equations to a much greater range than that of the currently available linear methods .
Document ID
19620004476
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Robert S Swanson (Northrop Grumman (United States) Falls Church, Virginia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the National Meeting on Manned Space Flight (Unclassified Portion)
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Meeting Information
National Meeting on Manned Space Flight(St. Louis, MO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Trajectory
Space station
Spacecraft
Rendezvous
Guidance

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