First post here, I'm a student in a BS in Space Studies program and I'm having a little trouble.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have

R vectors = rI rJ rK

V vectors= vI vJ vK

( I'm not putting in numbers to avoid someone doing my homework for me)

I am having a hard time wraping my brain around getting from that to

a. What is the specific angular momentum of the satellite?

b. What is the satellite's inclination?

c. Calculate the ascending node vector.

d. What is the spacecraft's right ascension of the ascending node?

Can someone show me how to figure these out and tell me why?

I think by biggest problem is that I want to know why I need to plug this number into that spot in the formula.

Thanks for your help!

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# Orbital Mechanics help

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