ORBITAL ANALYST HANDBOOK
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This handbook has been prepared to provide personnel assigned to the Orbital Analyst position in SPACETRACK with detailed procedures and standardized methods for accomplishing their assigned tasks in satellite processing. These tasks are Domestic launch, foreign launch, debris separation, proximity determination, element maintenance, and decay prediction. Each task represents a major orbital problem. A check list for each problem is provided. The required steps leading to the solution of the problem are identified. Analyst procedures are described and crossreferenced to pertinent tasks. Computer programs which support the orbital analyst are organized by functional area and detailed with respect to their use, input options and formats, and output format. Other system programs not of primary interest to the analyst are identified and briefly discussed. Standard system card formats, the system tape requirements, and the operating modes are described in detail. Aids, charts, graphs, and other material which assist in job performance are to be found in the appendix.
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