ERROR ESTIMATE IN PREDICTIONS OF ORBITAL ANGLES.
DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C SPECIAL RESEARCH IN NUMERICAL ANALYSIS GROUP
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This report analyzes the capabilities of angles-only input data for satellite orbital predictions by Satellite Communications Control Center SCCC using U. S. Army Satellite Communications Agency ground stations. To be more precise, the problem is to determine how far in advance one can predict the elevation, azimuth, and time of a satellite to an accuracy within the limitations of a satellite tracking station by measuring the elevation, azimuth, and time during one pass and calculating the future orbits.
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