TIME RELATIONS AND SHAPE VARIATION FOR THE GROUND TRACK OF 24-HOUR SATELLITE.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The present study shows the time relation in describing sections of the ground track of a 24-hour satellite. The oscillation of an equatorial satellite is investigated and the dependence of the amplitude on eccentricity is shown. For elliptical inclined orbits the decrease of a lobes size and its total disappearance are shown as functions of increasing eccentricity, of the perigee parameter and inclination. Plots illustrating typical cases are provided. Author
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