I have a question about using a magnetic field to propel 2 satellites off each other while traveling in opposite directions on the same orbital plain to intersect either 2:1 or 1:1 on each orbit around the Earth.
My question is as follows:
For whatever reason, I'd like to have two Earth satellites in counter-propagating orbits so that either once, or twice every orbit they would pass very close to each other. In satellite lingo these very close passes might be called conjunctions.
These low Earth orbits can be any eccentricity or inclination, the idea is to arrange them such that over time they would tend to repeat their close counter-propagating high-speed flybys.
What effects would tend to cause successive conjunctions to drift farther apart over time, and which orbits would minimize those such that the close flyby's would continue longer?