NAVIGATION FOR RENDEZVOUS IN SPACE

Alan M. Schneider, E. Capen, C. M. King, E. P. Wallner, Jr.

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Abstract: THE RENDEZVOUS MISSION treated here is characterized by an orbiting satellite and a maneuverable rendezvous vehicle which is launched from the earth. The navigation problem consists of bringing the rendezvous vehicle into close proximity, or soft contact, with the satellite. The vehicle must achieve a condition in which its position vector and its velocity vector must match the corresponding vectors of the satellite, or "tarvet".
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 3
Pages: 221 - 248
Cite this article: Schneider, Alan M., Capen, E., King, C. M., Wallner, E. P., Jr.,, "NAVIGATION FOR RENDEZVOUS IN SPACE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 1961, pp. 221-248.
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