- Title: Rendezvous: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's Macmillan Reference USA Science Library: Space Sciences
- Author: John F. Kross
- Released: 0000-00-00
- Pages: 0
- ASIN: B002676XOM
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Rendezvous is the procedure by which space vehicles in differing flight paths and orbits can be placed into the same orbital space, with relative zero velocity, at a preselected location and time. Various types of rendezvous maneuvers have been developed, but all depend on orbital mechanics. Fundamentally, a satellite in orbit moves in an elliptical path created by the gravitational force of a celestial body such as a planet....