Accession Number:

AD0269304

Title:

ORBITAL CONTROL AND ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR EQUATORIAL 24-HOUR SATELLITES

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Methods to implement such an orbital control function are described. The report is limited to the presentation of basic correction techniques and analytic methods. Emphasis is placed on minimizing or nearly minimizing total impulse requirements. Suitable coordinates for the problem and, using the linearized equations of motion, are derived unforced orbital motion in terms of the coordinates. Graphic portrayal of the motion is introduced to present clearly all characteristics of the motion. Orbit specifications are interrelated and tabulated. Important orbital perturbations caused by lunar and solar gravitational fields and earth oblateness are given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE