Accession Number:

AD0901620

Title:

The Equations of Motion of a Satellite in a Local Vertical Coordinate System.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The equations of motion of a satellite have been derived in a local vertical coordinate system. The method of derivation and the form of the equations provide a simplified means of visualizing and planning the maneuvering within multiple satellite constellations. The equations are also useful in station keeping, rendezvous, and collision avoidance considerations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE