Accession Number : AD0466587


Title :   THE EVEN ZONAL HARMONICS OF THE EARTH'S GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : King-Hele, D G ; Cook, G E


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The coefficients of the even zonal harmonics in the Earth's gravitational potential are evaluated by analysing the processions of the orbital planes of seven satellites, having orbital inclinations distributed as uniformly as possible between 28 and 96 degrees. (Author)


Descriptors :   *GRAVITY , EARTH(PLANET) , HARMONIC ANALYSIS , POTENTIAL THEORY , NAVIGATION SATELLITES , LEAST SQUARES METHOD , ORBITS , UNITED KINGDOM , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES


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