Accession Number:

AD0423986

Title:

GENERAL SATELLITE DYNAMICS, PART 1. EFFECT OF AIR DRAG,

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ROME UNIV (ITALY)

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Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Presented is a study of the determination of the satellites lifetime under the action of an external source of perturbation being it represented by the aerodynamic drag alone. A new theoretical method is presented which allows to solve the problem in a very quick and easy way by determining some universal curves, thus noticeably simplying the numerical work involved in the commonly used calculation procedures, and is particularly sutiable to be applied to mean size computers. The theoretical research is completed by numerical results and graphes. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE