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Questions tagged [bi-tangential-transfer]

A bi-tangential transfer is an orbit between the departure and target orbit which is tangential to both of them. The Hohmann transfer is a bi-tangential transfer, and this type of transfer can be viewed as a generalisation of a Hohmann transfer.

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How can you calculate the true anomalies for which a transfer between two coaxial orbits are possible (with only a single impulse)?

I was working on the mathematics for transfers between coplanar/coaxial elliptical orbits, and I noticed that for a single instant-impulse maneuver there are some true anomalies at which you cannot ...
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Is the ideal transfer between two arbitrary planar orbits always a bi-tangential ellipse?

I was reading Hollister David's short paper on bi-tangential transfers. The example he uses is a transfer between a planar circular and an elliptical orbit. I am wondering: Is an ideal, that is, the ...