Accession Number:

AD0608652

Title:

UNCERTAINTIES IN SATELLITE POSITION DUE TO SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE EFFECTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A simple formula for calculating the magnitude of solar radiation pressure is given, and the uncertainty in each of the terms is discussed. Worst-case positional deviations due to solar radiation pressure are calculated for one satellite pass under several sets of conditions. Complicating factors, such as earth shadow, body motion and reflected radiation, are discussed, and finally, the net worst-case uncertainties in predicted satellite position after one pass are estimated.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE