Accession Number:

AD0415047

Title:

INITIAL ORBIT DETERMINATION OF EARTH SATELLITES FROM ANGULAR OBSERVATIONS,

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Corporate Author:

PHILCO NEWPORT BEACH CALIF AERONUTRONIC DIV

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Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

A computer program is described for the computation of initial orbits of Earth satellites determined from a minimum number of topocentric angular observations within one revolution. The first approximation may subsequently be improved with additional observations by means of a differential correction process. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE