Accession Number:

AD0645549

Title:

ESTIMATES OF THE ZONAL GRAVITY HARMONICS OF THE MOON,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The best figure data of the Moon are treated in order to obtain estimates of the zonal gravity harmonics up to order eight. An analysis of the first tracking data of Lunar Orbiter 1 indicated that the second, third and fourth zonal harmonics compare favorably with the values obtained on the basis of the figure, but there is no clue as to the reliability of the zonal harmonics given here of order higher than the fourth. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE