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Homework Help: Orbital maneuver

  1. Nov 1, 2013 #1

    I need help with a problem regarding orbital maneuvre. The question is:
    You're doing a first-order analysis on a new satellite in an elliptical orbit with eccentricity e=0.20 and altitude 700 km. Can you design the orbit so that no maneuvers are necessary to maintain it?

    Where should I begin? I know that it is a polar orbit since the altitude is 700 km, and the inclination is then 90 degrees. J2 is approximately 10^-3

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  3. Nov 1, 2013 #2

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