Accession Number:

ADA066248

Title:

On Determining the Plane of an Artificial Satellite's Orbit.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-02

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE