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1 Circular Satellite Speed. The speed necessary t o place a satellite in a circular orbit is called circular speed. Naturally, the satellite must be launched in the horizontal direction at the desired TWO - B O D Y O R B I T A L M EC H AN I CS 34 Ch . 1 altitude to achieve a circular orbit. The latter condition is called circular velocity and implies both the correct speed and direction. We can calculate the speed required for a circular orbit of radius, rCS' from the energy equation. 8-2) Notice that the greater the radius of the circular orbit the less speed is required to keep the satellite in this orbit .
A. 407654 101 6 ft3 /sec 2 X r = r eart h + A lt i t ude C i rcu lar O r b i t Radius of circular orbit is =21 . 9-2) = = 36,1 57. 9 ft/sec b . Sketch of escape trajectory and circular parking orbit : From the definition of escape speed the energy constant is zero on the escape trajectory which is therefore parab olic. The parameter p is determined by equation ( 1 . 5 -7). Sec. 53374 106 ft 2 43. 06748 106 ft 7087. 8n. m i . amr iO. 8 n. m i . 9-2 Escape traj e ctory for example problem "" 38 TWO-BO DY O R B I T A L M E C H A N I CS Ch .
This is most easily done by annexing as a subscript the astronomer 's symbol for the sun, earth, or other planet. The most commonly used symb ols are : 0 « � � E9 if The Sun The Moon Mercury Venus The Earth Mars '2\. Jupiter Saturn Uranus tV Neptune E Pluto 11 a The concept of the reference orbit is illustrated in Figure 1 . 1 1 - 1 . Values for the commonly used astrodynamic constants and their relationship to canonical units are listed in the appendices. EXAMPLE PROBLEM. 046284 x 1 07 ft above the earth traveling at 2 .