Accession Number : AD0449418


Title :   ORBIT ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION SATELLITES.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP BURBANK CA


Report Date : Sep 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 223


Abstract : This report contains theoretical analyses on the astrodynamics of a solar sailing satellite. The purpose of this report is to provide technical reviews, evaluations, and recommendations related to the astrodynamics portion of a solar sailing satellite, developlent of an orbit differential correction procedure, and determination of a control philosophy for orbital correction maneuvers. The analyses are mainly qualitative in content; therefore, the course of action followed has been analytical in nature. Numerical analysis has been introduced as necessary, but has been kept to a minimum to avoid a compendium of tables. The analyses, however, are described so that they may be programmed on a computer with a minimum of rearrangement. The specific results and conclusions reached in this study are contained in the respective section for each analysis. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , ORBITS , SOLAR SATELLITES , CONTROL SYSTEMS , SOLAR RADIATION , CONFIGURATIONS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , MAGNETIC FIELDS , REAL TIME , ASTROPHYSICS , MECHANICS , SERIES(MATHEMATICS) , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , CORRECTIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE