On Determining the Plane of an Artificial Satellite's Orbit.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The problem of rapidly and accurately determining the orbital plane of an artificial earth satellite from a short series or 10 superscript m of observations is posed and solved. The observations can be either angles only data or angles and angular rates. The accuracy is generally 5 deg. In addition, another look is given to the angular velocity distance estimation technique. Author
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