Model the Relative Motion between Satellites in Orbit

The ClohessyWiltshire equations model the relative motion between two satellites orbiting a central body. This is a linear model for the Cartesian position of one satellite relative to another. Two simulations are done here with different initial conditions for each simulation.

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Use StateResponse to obtain the closed relative orbits from a particular set of launch conditions:
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