SMART-1 Osculating Orbit up to 19.01.04
Date: 20 January 2004
Depicts: Orbital Trajectories
The osculating orbits at launch (GTO) and at different times are shown in the plot. From the start, the electric propulsion system has increased the semi-major axis of the orbit by 16070 km, increasing the perigee altitude from the original 656 km to 13 986 km, the apogee altitude from the original 35 844 km to 54 657 km and the orbital period from the initial 10 hours 41 minutes to the present 22 hours and 41 minutes.
Last Update: 1 September 2019