Accession Number:

AD0761651

Title:

The Orbit of the Moon.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 69-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

285.0

Abstract:

The position of the moon as a function of time has been calculated very precisely using numerical integration techniques. The initial conditions for the moons orbit was determined from a combination of radar, optical, and spacecraft observations relating to the moons motion. Over 200 years of data were included. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE