SMART-1 Osculating Orbit up to 04.12.04
In this diagram the 9th osculating lunar orbit (around apolune 9) is compared to the first one (around perilune 1). It shows the influence of the firings of the electric propulsion system on SMART-1's lunar orbit.
- the semi-major axis has decreased by 16 872 km
- the perilune height has decreased by 1249 km
- the apolune height has decreased by 32 495 km
- the orbital period has been reduced by 92 hours