Accession Number:

AD0787855

Title:

Effects of Meridional Winds on the Interpretation of Satellite Inclination Data.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Recent observations of changes in inclinations of artificial satellites have been interpreted in terms of variations of thermospheric zonal winds with local time. It is suggested that meridional winds may have a pronounced effect on satellite inclinations, so that both wind components should be considered in this type of analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE