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SMART-1 Osculating Orbit up to 04.12.04

SMART-1 Osculating Orbit up to 04.12.04


Date: 03 December 2004
Satellite: SMART-1
Depicts: First and ninth lunar orbit
Copyright: ESA

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
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-May-2022 02:46 UT

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