1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A satellite is in a circular polar orbit 240 km altitude. When the satellite is over the South Pole the engine is fired to achieve a polar orbit that has apogee directly over the North Pole. After the impulsive burn an observer on the North Pole observes the satellite has a velocity of 9.183 km/s. As the satellite comes over the horizon at the North Pole it is determined to have an altitude of 3670.9 km. How long with the observer be able to communicate with the satellite assuming only line of sight communications with the satellite? 2. Relevant equations If Hohmann transfer, those equations. deltav1=v2-v1 deltav2=v4-v3 3. The attempt at a solution rp=240km+6378km ra=3670.9km+6378km If it is necessary to find e, I can with rp and ra. e=.206 v3=9.183km/s Possible use of swath angle with Hohmann transfer information?