Orbit rendezvous
A space rendezvous is an orbital maneuver during which two spacecraft, one of which is often a space station, arrive at the same orbit and approach to a very close distance (e.g. within visual contact). Rendezvous requires a precise match of the orbital velocities of the two spacecraft, allowing them to remain at a constant distance through orbital station-keeping. Rendezvous may or may not be followed by docking or berthing, procedures which bring the spacecraft into physical contact and create a link between them.
The same rendezvous technique can be used for spacecraft "landing" on natural objects with a weak gravitational field, e.g. landing on one of the Martian moons would require the same matching of orbital velocities, followed by a "descent" that shares some similarities with docking.

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The Rendezvous That Was Almost Missed: Lunar Orbit rendezvous and the Apollo Program: In the opinion of many space historians, NASA Langley's most important ...
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Space rendezvous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A space rendezvous is an orbital maneuver during which two spacecraft, one of which is often a space station, arrive at the same orbit and approach to a very ...
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Lunar orbit rendezvous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lunar Orbit rendezvous (LOR) is a key concept for landing humans on the Moon and returning them to Earth and was first utilized for the Project Apollo missions ...
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Buzz Aldrin | Astronaut, Apollo XI, 11, Gemini 12 » Orbital Rendezvous
Flying a spacecraft is very different than flying a plane. There is no true up or down and the dynamics of orbital flight make maneuvering to dock, or rendezvous, ...
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Basic maneuvers - Kerbal Space Program Wiki
Oct 30, 2013 ... 1 Ascend to Orbit; 2 Change Orbital Shape; 3 Match Orbital Inclination ... An orbital rendezvous is one of the most challenging maneuvers, ...
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Tutorial:Orbital Rendezvous - Kerbal Space Program Wiki
Aug 17, 2013 ... In version 0.18 docking was introduced. This allows two independently launched components to be intrinsically linked in orbit and allows them ...
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Space station shifts its orbit to make speedy crew rendezvous possible
Mar 27, 2013 ... For more than 30 years, Russian spaceships have taken two days to dock with their target — but on Thursday, the travel time for a Soyuz...
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McDivitt's Trials With Orbital Rendezvous - Amy Shira Teitel
Apr 24, 2013 ... Orbital mechanics and the challenges of orbital rendezvous isn't a simple thing to explain, particularly as a non-scientist breaking it down for ...
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Rendezvous - OrbiterWiki
A rendezvous usually takes place in orbit, e.g. when spacecrafts are travelling to a space station. If two spacecraft are close enough to ...
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John Houbolt explains Lunar Orbit rendezvous ... He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, earning a Bachelors (1940) and a Masters (1942)  ...
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Orbital Rendezvous Using an Augmented Lambert. Guidance Scheme by ... B.S. Aerospace Engineering. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2003.
[PDF]Navigating the Road to Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous - AIAA
Utah State University, Logan, Utah. DOI: 10.2514/1.30734. The fundamental techniques and approaches to orbital rendezvous have predominantly been ...
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Minimum-time orbital rendezvous between neighboring elliptic orbits ... Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York ...
Trigger Angle Targeting for Orbital Rendezvous - Springer
Dec 1, 2008 ... Orbital rendezvous missions often have a co-elliptic approach phase ... Research performed while a Ph.D. student at Utah State University.
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Apr 24, 2013 ... Orbital mechanics and the challenges of orbital rendezvous isn't a simple .... funfact: In the 1990s, University of Michigan blocked off one of the ...
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Nov 25, 2013 ... Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States ... demonstrated autonomous rendezvous and docking (ARD) in low Earth orbit (LEO) ...
[PDF]Libration Point Orbit Rendezvous in Real Earth- Moon ... - IEEE Xplore
National University of Defense Technology. Changsha, China ... Orbit rendezvous using terminal sliding mode control. The underlying dynamics are the full ...
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Multiple event triggers in linear covariance analysis for orbital rendezvous ... analysis is a powerful tool for spacecraft rendezvous analysis and design.
[PDF]The Apollo Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Architecture Decision Revisited
Lunar Orbit rendezvous mode based on the technology maturity and politics in ... 2 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 100 Exploration Way, ...
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To Orbit and Back Again: How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
To Orbit and Back Again: How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
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The Space Shuttle has been the dominant machine in the U.S. space program for thirty years and has generated a great deal of interest among space enthusiasts and engineers. This book enables readers to understand its technical systems in greater depth than they have been able to do so before. The author describes the structures and systems of the S...
Angles-only Navigation for Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous
Angles-only Navigation for Autonomous Orbital Rendezvous
David C. Woffinden, 2008
David C. Woffinden. [16] Riedel, J., Bhaskaran, S., Eldred, D., Gaskell, R., Grasso, C., Kennedy, B., Kubitschek, D., Mas- trodemos, N., Synnott, S., Vaughan, A., and Werner, R., “AutoNav Mark3: Engineering the Next Generation of Autonomous ...
AN ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF ORBIT RENDEZVOUS TECHNIQUES FOR SPACECRAFT FLYING IN LOW EARTH ORBIT: Masters Thesis...
AN ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF ORBIT RENDEZVOUS TECHNIQUES FOR SPACECRAFT FLYING IN LOW EARTH ORBIT: Masters Thesis...
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Ed Meek grew up in Western Michigan prior to getting into a serious car accident April 4, 1989. After his accident Ed spent two weeks admitted to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ed spent another two weeks at Mary Free Bed Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he underwent substantial rehabilitation therapy for the traumatic brain...
Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars
Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars
Lee Billings, 2013
An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth’s isolation could come to an end. Over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Some of these exoplanets may be mirror i...
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I watched Gravity. In 3D. It is super rad. I found myself ducking debris at least twice. There have been a whole host of people that have praised and criticized the science in this film. I mostly got hung up on one thing, inter-vehicle travel. Before I begin, a caveat. As others before me have…
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Project Apollo: “Lunar Orbit Rendezvous” 1968 NASA Mission Planning and Analysis Division | All-in-one Internet Search: Academy – Chemistry
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McDivitt’s Trials With Orbital Rendezvous
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13 Things That Saved Apollo 13, Part 12: Lunar Orbit Rendezvous
Note: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, for 13 days, Universe Today will feature “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. Going to the Moon
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 3 December 2013 - SpaceRef
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Flight Question Launch heading to ISS rendezvous - Orbiter-Forum
Flight Question Launch heading to ISS rendezvous General Questions & Help
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[Answered!] Rendezvous in a "Strange" Orbit
So I sent a probe out to Duna, and messed up a bit because it ended up on a polar orbit (pretty much 90 degrees to the equator). This meant that when it came time to come home, despite having around 500 delta v to spare for the Hohhman transfer I couldn't get the right exit trajectory, and had to reach escape velocity and improvise from there instead. With the last rockets and empty fuel tanks ejected I had just enough monoprop to adjust the orbit to get home, and then set up a steep aerobrake
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Updated Cygnus Rendezvous Date, NASA TV Coverage for Orbital Sciences' Demonstration Mission to International Space Station | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
Updated Cygnus Rendezvous Date, NASA TV Coverage for Orbital Sciences' Demonstration Mission to International Space Station - SpaceRef
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Rendezvous and dock 2 ships in Mun orbit? MechJeb keeps taking off for Kerbin!
I have two ships in Mun orbit. Getting them on the same plane with MechJeb was easy. Getting them together, not so much. The unmanned ship went into some crazy tilted orbit while the one with the Kerbals On Board sign in the window got it bang on 0 degrees inclination. Before I cut loose the transfer stage from the lander I want to rendezvous and dock with the unmanned ship to move over all the leftover fuel into it. But when I try to rendezvous using MechJeb it takes off out of Mun SOI then
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Oleg Kotov manually docks misbehaving Progress M-21M | NASASpaceFlight.com
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