Accession Number:

AD0260324

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER SUBROUTINE FOR PLANETARY AND LUNAR POSITIONS

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An attempt is made to reduce the time required in computing planetary and lunar positions ielsen and Martin A. Krop. May 61, 26p. incl. tables. Contract AF 336166638, Proj. 7041 ARL-46, Suppl. to WADD TR 60-118, AD-247 127 Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS Programming, Moon, Planets, Digital computers, Space flight, Astrophys ics, Preparation, Astronomical data, Celes tial mechanics. An attempt is made to reduce the time required in computing planetary and lunar positions data, and to improve the program where possible. An option was evolved which allows the omission of the determination of the Moons velocity if not required at a considerable savings in computer time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE