A problem of relative motion of orbiting bodies is investigated on the example of the free motion of any body ejected from the orbital station that stays in a circular orbit around the earth. An elementary approach is illustrated by a simulation computer program and supported by a mathematical treatment based on approximate differential equations of the relative orbital motion.
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PAPERS| January 01 2001
Relative motion of orbiting bodies
Eugene I. Butikov; Relative motion of orbiting bodies. Am. J. Phys. 1 January 2001; 69 (1): 63–67. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.1313520
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