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By Dr Wigbert Fehse

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This definitive reference for house engineers presents an outline of the key concerns governing strategy and mating recommendations, and procedure options for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). those issues are addressed and defined in a manner that aerospace engineers, scholars or even beginners to the sector can gather a simple realizing of RVD/B.

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Any component in the orbit plane will lead to a change of eccentricity or orbit size or both. Further, since the new orbit will go through the point at which the manoeuvre has been applied, the correction ∆V must be applied at the intersection of the initial orbit with the intended one. So, for a change of inclination, the ∆V must be applied at the ascending or descending node, and for a change of RAAN it must be applied at half the arc between those nodes. 9. Corrections of orbital plane. However, since pure plane change manoeuvres are relatively expensive, plane angle corrections are usually combined with in-plane transfer manoeuvres.

In the case of passive capture latches (impact docking), 22 2 The phases of a rendezvous mission there must be a certain axial contact velocity, as the energy is needed to operate the capture latches. In the case of active capture latches (soft docking), the capture latches are motorised and triggered by sensors. 5). For berthing, the capture interface for the manipulator, mounted on the chaser, must remain for a certain duration within a volume which can be reached by the manipulator within that time.

T. V-bar, better following the natural motion. To monitor trajectory safety, the departure cone must be, however, in the field of view of the observation camera. As shown in this section, departure strategies are formed by two or more impulsive manoeuvres and are therefore simple and straightforward. Since the complexity of the departure process in terms of trajectory implementation is comparatively low, and, accordingly, sensor and GNC requirements are fully covered by the relevant discussions for the approach phase, the rest of the book can concentrate on the rendezvous phases only.

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