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AN ELEMENTARY DERIVATION OF THE PRINCIPAL EFFECTS OF THE OBLATENESS OF THE EARTH UPON THE ORBITS OF SATELLITES.
Technical rept. research paper,
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General formulas for the first-order effects of the oblateness of the Earth upon the orbits of satellites were reported in 1957 by R. E. Roberson and by D. G. King-Hele. Their derivations employed methods which are unfamiliar to those not having studied the mathematics of astronomy. In this Technical ReportResearch Paper No. 76, an elementary derivation is given for these useful and important results. Author
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