Tag Archives: Approach

Preliminary sizing – Matching Chart

  Introduction This article introduces the first step in the preliminary sizing process, which is to determine the so-called aircraft design point in terms of wing loading and thrust-to-weight ratio. The requirements, constraints imposed by market, passengers, payload, weight are the factors … Continue reading

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Hyperbolic Departure and Approach

  Interplanetary flight:  1) Introduction 2) Heliocentric Transfer Orbit 3) The Gauss Problem 4) Determining Orbital Elements 5) Hyperbolic Departure and Approach 6) Gravitational Assist   Solving the Gauss problem gives us the heliocentric transfer orbit that takes the spacecraft from the sphere of influence of … Continue reading

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