Co-orbit Rendezvous - Earth Orbit

Coorbital Geometry Diagram
Coorbit Change to Elliptical Orbit


Rotating Reference Frame Point-of-View

If we were watching from the Space Station, it would appear that when the Shuttle increased its speed, a sideways force acted on it and moved it away from the Earth. This is the fictitious force which creates a Coriolis Acceleration = 2 Δv x ω
where

ANIMATION OF RELATIVE MOTION


Created on ... June 11, 2005