PROD, A Computer Program for Predicting the Development of Drag-Free Satellite Orbits. Part I. Theory.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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The Report presents the basic theory underlying the computer program PROD for predicting the long-term development of drag-free orbits of eccentricity up to about 0.9 under the influence of the earths gravitational potential and the gravitational attractions of the sun and moon. To prevent excessive use of computer time, the disturbing functions are averaged analytically with respect to the mean anomaly of the satellite and recurrence relations are given wherever possible for the evaluation of the various coefficients. Author
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