Theses and Dissertations
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Fuel-optimal low-earth-orbit maintenance
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-06)
First-order solutions indicate that a forced Keplerian trajectory (FKT) obtained by thrust-drag cancellation is as fuel-efficient as a Hohmann transfer. Further analysis has shown that the FKT is not Mayer-optimal. Therefore ...
NPS state vector analysis and relative motion plotting software for STS-51
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-03)
This thesis outlines the objectives, structure, and operation of the software designed to meet requirements set forth by Development Test Objective 700-6 for the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-51. The primary goals ...