Accession Number:

AD0658161

Title:

HARMONIC ANALYSIS OF THE SELENODETIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense Selenodetic Control System 1966 DOD-66 is expressed here in terms of spherical harmonics. The coefficients obtained are different from those obtained on the basis of all previous systems. The second zonal harmonic corresponding to the DOD-66 suggests the improbable hypothesis that the Moon is elongated along the axis of rotation and, in particular, that the polar diameter exceeds the equatorial diameter by about 1 kilometer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE