Accession Number:

AD0606338

Title:

SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE NAVIGATION,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

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Report Date:

1958-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

This study concerns physical fundamentals of orbit mechanics and satellite technology. The astronomical two-body problem is treated and the results applied to the case of artificial satellites. Some effects of special interest to artificial satellites are treated in some detail, eg. lifetime, interaction with Earth magnetic field. A short survey on rocket theory is given, including step rockets, and some ascend problems are examined. Fundamentals of the theory of the low-acceleration vehicles are included. Jacobis integral is derived to give an impression on the difficulties and possibilities of the three-body problem. Some of the questions of landing on a celestial body, communication and navigation in space and uses of space vehicles are shortly covered. In a few cases, interesting optimization problems are mentioned.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE