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Derivation of Initial Velocities for a Two-Body Orbit in the Barycenter Frame
(2010)
  • Eric Addison, Utah State University
Abstract
The readily available information for two body orbits generally refers to the one dimensional, reduced mass case. Information about initial conditions in the barycenter frame is not easily found. In order to derive the initial velocities required for a two-body orbit in the barycenter frame, the momentum of the reduced mass can be used.
Keywords
  • Orbital Dynamics
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Eric Addison. "Derivation of Initial Velocities for a Two-Body Orbit in the Barycenter Frame" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_addison/2/