Is there a way to predict the inclination to an approaching planet, I seemed to have skipped school the day this was discussed.

Not for the inclination of the planet, but for the final inclination when approaching the planet.

Many thanks in advance.

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Is there a way to predict the inclination to an approaching planet, I seemed to have skipped school the day this was discussed.

Not for the inclination of the planet, but for the final inclination when approaching the planet.

Many thanks in advance.

Is there a way to predict the inclination to an approaching planet, I seemed to have skipped school the day this was discussed.

Not for the inclination of the planet, but for the final inclination when approaching the planet.

Many thanks in advance.

Of course there is. Are you seeking an answer how-to do it in the Orbiter or other computational methods ? What kind of data you have to begin with ?

I meant more in mathematical terms on paper, or more the prediction problem, or can one predict this?

Let's just say we have our classic orbital elements. Say I have my angular momentum as well, if I can use the r0, v0. I seem to be missing something out of the angular momentum, but i'll look tonight.

There should be lot of information available about the patched-conic approximation and it can be done on a paper.