
> This program is now obsolete, please go to
TT.pl
for something (hopefully) better
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TT.pl
The program
Asteroid_intercept.pl
with supporting subroutine packages
Km.pm and
af.pm
calculates positions on orbits of celestial bodies and the total velocity change
Deltav for transfer trajectories between them with rocket burns at departure and
arrival only. It can do a scan to find the departure and arrival times that yield
the lowest Deltav. Alternatively, one can also minimize the departure Deltav only
for missions to intercept the target body without velocity matching.
Instruction on usage under Linux are
here,
as well as a sample file with
gnuplot commands.
This program can do only planar geometries, ignoring orbital inclinations. It is now
superceded by the program
TT.pl, which
can do threedimensional geometries, and more capable in other ways, too.



