Accession Number:

AD0728272

Title:

Applications and Results of Orbit Determination

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The paper summarizes the reasons for determining the orbits of earth satellites, and describes how knowledge of the earths gravitational potential and its atmosphere has improved as a result of orbit determination. The paper is based on the second of two lectures given at the ESRO summer school on Spacecraft Operations, held at Gravenbruch, near Frankfurt, West Germany, in August 1970.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geodesy
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE