Accession Number:

AD0649705

Title:

THE ORBITS OF LUNAR SATELLITES: AN INTRODUCTION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Present knowledge of the Moons gravitational field is briefly reviewed. The Report then describes the main perturbations of the orbit of a lunar satellite caused by low-order terms in the lunar gravitational potential and by the Earth. Techniques for investigating the lunar potential are outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE