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    A spaceship is initially in Earth's orbit, but is on the opposite side of the sun from Earth. Its captain wants to enter a transfer orbit, bound for Vesta, at 12h UT on 26 June 2017. The navigator does some trial runs on a computer and discovers an elliptical transfer orbit having its aphelion at Vesta upon arrival at 4h 45m 36.036s UT on 12 June 2018.

    Check the navigator's work to ensure that an elliptical transfer orbit does exist for these times for departure and arrival. Show the elements of the transfer orbit and the delta-vees required for transfer orbit insertion (departure) and for matching velocity with Vesta at arrival.

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    Given...

    That a spaceship orbits in the equatorial plane of an exoplanet , and an observer on the spaceship measures the following:

    The exoplanet's angular equatorial diameter at periapsis

    Dₑ₀ = 16.3060482°

    The exoplanet's angular equatorial diameter at apoapsis

    Dₑ₁ = 12.0634564°

    The exoplanet's angular polar diameter at periapsis

    Dᵨ₀ = 16.2567986°

    The exoplanet's angular polar diameter at apoapsis

    Dᵨ₁ = 12.0271323°

    The spaceship's sidereal orbital period around the exoplanet

    P = 108000 sec

    The spaceship's altitude above the exoplanet's surface at periapsis

    h₀ = 52568218 meters

    Find...

    The exoplanet's mass

    The exoplanet's average density

    The semimajor axis of the spaceship's orbit

    The eccentricity of the spaceship's orbit

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    A starship is in an elliptical orbit in the equatorial plane of an exoplanet.

    When the starship is at periapsis, the exoplanet's equatorial angular diameter is 16.3060482° and its polar angular diameter is 16.2567986° .

    When the starship is at apoapsis, the exoplanet's equatorial angular diameter is 12.0634564° and its polar angular diameter is 12.0271323°.

    The period of the starship's orbit around the exoplanet is 30 hours.

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    What is the exoplanet's mass?

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    A starship is in an elliptical orbit in the equatorial plane of an exoplanet. The navigator makes the following observations:

    The equatorial angular diameter at periapsis is 16.3060482° 

    The equatorial angular diameter at apoapsis is 12.0634564° 

    The polar angular diameter at periapsis is 16.2567986° 

    The polar angular diameter at apoapsis is 12.0271323° 

    The period of orbit is 108,000 seconds.

    The altitude above surface of the exoplanet at periapsis is 52,568,218 meters.

    Find the exoplanet's mass.

    1 AnswerAstronomy & Space11 months ago
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    Find a general expression for the separation between two gravitationally bound masses in a elliptical orbits around a common center of mass have their average speed relative to each other. (Hint: it isn't the length of the semimajor axis.)

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  • Plunge orbit questions?

    Two bodies having a total mass M (i.e., M = M₁ + M₂) are initially at rest, separated by a distance d, in vacuum, and isolated from all forces except their mutual gravitational attraction.

    1. Find the time elapsed for the entire fall from the initial moment to contact.

    2. Find the time elapsed from the initial moment to the moment at which the separation is r, such that 0<r<d.

    3. Find the time elapsed beginning the instant at which the separation is d/2 and ending when the separation is d/3.

    4. Find the fraction of the initial separation that is closed in half of the amount of time required for the entire fall to contact (assuming point masses).

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  • What is the eccentricity of this transfer orbit?

    A spaceship travelling in an unoccupied part of Earth's orbit changes its velocity in order to make a rendezvous with Vesta. Its position vector in heliocentric ecliptic coordinates for the departure burn is 

    x₁ = −0.09273216409680376 AU

    y₁ = +0.9790543154949219 AU

    z₁ = 0.0

    The position of the rocket at the time of arrival is

    x₂ = −0.1329822455259632 AU

    y₂ = −2.149578487312375 AU

    z₂ = +0.08086760107675305 AU

    Assume that the transfer orbit has its aphelion at the arrival position and calculate the eccentricity of the transfer orbit.

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