Accession Number : AD0468941


Title :   PERTURBATIONS OF SATELLITE ORBITS BY THE GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION OF A THIRD BODY.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Myrna M


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Equations giving the rates of change of the six orbital elements of a close satellite due to the gravitational attraction of a third body are derived using Lagrange's planetary equations. Modified expressions are also given for evaluating the perturbations when only first order terms in the eccentricity of the disturbing body are retained. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ORBITS , *PERTURBATION THEORY , GRAVITY , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , N BODY PROBLEM , ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , UNITED KINGDOM , EQUATIONS


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