EFFECTS OF LAUNCHING TIME ON SPACE NAVIGATION PROBLEMS

R. M. Leger

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Abstract: When a guidance system is required to direct a rocket vehicle from one point on the earth to another, the geometry of the problem is entirely independent of epoch time since all pertinent geometrical properties are rotating in unison with the earth. The same is true of the launching of a single earth satellite. Thus, such flights, once scheduled for any particular time, may be delayed by minutes, hours, days, or even mnths, without affecting the guidance problem.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 4
Pages: 183 - 192
Cite this article: Leger, R. M., "EFFECTS OF LAUNCHING TIME ON SPACE NAVIGATION PROBLEMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 1960-1961, pp. 183-192.
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