Applications and Results of Orbit Determination
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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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.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry