Frozen Orbit Design

Description:Determines the mean orbital eccentricity required for a frozen orbit. The user provides the mean semimajor axis and inclination and the program calculates the eccentricity using Brent’s method to solve the single constraining nonlinear equation. A frozen orbit is characterized by the absence of long-term changes in orbital eccentricity and argument of perigee. This type of orbit maintains almost constant altitude over any particular point on a planet’s surface. The design of frozen orbits involves selecting the correct value of orbital eccentricity and argument of perigee, for a given semimajor axis and orbital inclination, which satisfies a system of nonlinear perturbation equations.
Author:C. Deagle, Jr.
Downloaded file size:308,534 bytes
Size on calculator:15 KB
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Primary category:Science
File date:2022-09-18 03:48:46
Creation date:2022-09-18
Source code:Included
Download count:110
Version history:2023-05-29: Added to site
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     2520  2022-09-18 03:48   frozen.html
   323266  2012-11-20 10:04   frozen.pdf
    14374  2022-09-17 11:21   frozen1.hpprgm
     6368  2022-09-17 13:01   frozen1.txt
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