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Hohmann transfer orbit

  1. Dec 18, 2003 #1
    How do you calculate the period of orbit for an elliptical orbit, ie, a Hohmann transfer?
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  3. Dec 18, 2003 #2


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    Period is only dependant on the semimajor axis. Eccentricity doesn't matter.

    [tex] P = 2 * \pi * \sqrt{\frac{a^3}{\mu}} [/tex]
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