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6 Standard Orbital Elements@

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Standard Orbital Elements: Express the particle’s motion in terms of the standard set of orbital elements, \((a, e, i, \omega, \Omega, M)\) for closed trajectories.

Description

See above.

Author

Matt Werner

6.1 Shape \((a,e)\)@

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the trajectory we’ve found in the orbital plane

6.2 Orientation \((i,\omega,\Omega)\)@

Rotation matrix stuff to get back to the original \((X,Y,Z)\) frame

6.3 Position \((M)\)@

Mean anomaly, eccentric anomaly, Kepler equation