Accession Number:

AD0296837

Title:

PERIODIC ORBITS NEAR THE CRITICAL INCLINATION ANGLE

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-28

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The existence of periodic orbits near the critical inclination angle for the equations of motion of a satellite of an oblate planet are investigated. In the immediate neighborhood of the critical angle these periodic orbits are librations. The period of these orbits is shown to be extremely long.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE