ORBITAL FLIGHT AND COVERAGE SIMULATION
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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The report is the second of a series describing the current effort towards establishing a workable engineering simulation of the space-ground environment see also AD-604 865. The report describes the simulation of ground station coverage of a vehicle from the end of powered flight to an arbitrary time in orbit. Signal strengths of several vehicle-ground station antenna com binations, as well as geometrical coverage, are simulated. A spherical earth model was used in the simulation, and the effects of atmospheric drag and orbital perturbations were neglected.