Orbit Pericenter Distance Calculator

Online physics calculator which is used to calculate the distance of the pericenter (minimum distance) in a gravitationally bound system using the semi - latus rectum and the eccentricity.

Calculate Pericenter Distance for a Gravitationally Bound Orbital Motion

Online physics calculator which is used to calculate the distance of the pericenter (minimum distance) in a gravitationally bound system using the semi - latus rectum and the eccentricity.

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Formula:

rmin = a*(1-e) Where, rmin = Pericenter Distance of the Orbit a = Semi Latus Rectum e = Eccentricity Note: 0 < e < 1 : Ellipse e = 0 : Circle e = 1 : Parabola e > 1 : Hyperbola

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