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Planetary Orbits

  • Robin BiesbroekEmail author
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Though all chapters have discussed how to get from Earth to a planet, and even how to enter an operational orbit around a planet, the type of operational orbit has not been discussed yet. The operational orbit selection depends on many factors, such as ground coverage for scientific missions, coverage to a lander for relay satellites, or the need for certain Sun illuminations due to constraints acting on the power sub-system. There are different types of planetary orbits, and these will be discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Orbit Period Lunar Surface Orbit Plane Solar Panel Libration Point 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESTEC/TEC-SYENoordwijkThe Netherlands

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