|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||701/013; 701/226; 244/1580R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 18|
When a satellite is orbiting the earth in an elliptic orbit, it has a certain inclination with respect to the earth's equator. The usual way to change the inclination is perform a maneuver by firing the rocket engines at the periapsis of the ellipse. This then forces the satellite into the desired inclination. There is a substantially more fuel efficient way to change the inclination. This is done by an indirect route by first doing a maneuver to bring the satellite to the moon on a BCT (Ballistic Capture Transfer). At the moon, the satellite is in the s...
1. A method of changing at least one of an inclination and an altitude of an object including at least one of a space vehicle, satellite and rocket, using a computer implemented process, comprising the sequential or non-sequential steps of:(a) traveling from the earth or the earth orbit to a weak lunar capture in a WSB or WSB orbit; (b) performing a maneuver and optionally performing an inclination change at the WSB or the WSB orbit; and (c) traveling from the WSB or the WSB orbit to the earth or the earth orbit at a predetermined arbitrary altitude and ...