A System of Sixteen Synchronous Satellites for Worldwise Navigation and Surveillance.
Interim rept. Jul 70-Jun 71,
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The report considers the orbital mechanics aspects of a system of satellites to be used for position determination of any point on or near the surface of the earth. Only satellites having a period of twenty-four hours are examined. No perturbing forces are taken into account. Three and four satellites are required to be visible at twenty and ten degrees elevation angles respectively. A system of sixteen satellites is described which has the required properties. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry