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Hohmann transfer orbit

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Introduction to the Hohmann Transfer Orbit

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Easy Orbital Mechanics II - Hohmann Transfers

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Hohmann Transfer Orbit

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Hohmman Transfer orbit example

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Earth to Mars (Hohmann Transfer Orbit)

In orbital mechanics, the Hohmann transfer orbit is an elliptical orbit used to transfer between two circular orbits of different radii around a central body in the same plane. The Hohmann transfer often uses the lowest possible amount of propellant in traveling between these orbits, but bi-elliptic transfers can use less in some cases.
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    • Explanation 

    • Calculation 

    • Example 

    • Application to interplanetary travel 

    • Bi-elliptic transfer 

    • Low-thrust transfer 

    • Interplanetary Transport Network