Accession Number:

ADA102548

Title:

Pole Position for 1980 Based on Doppler Observations of the GEOS-3 Satellite.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The position of the earths spin axis with respect to the crust polar motion, was computed for the last three months of 1980 by the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center on the basis of Doppler observations of the GEOS-3 satellite. The results were obtained as a contribution to project MERIT, an international compaign to determine the best technique to replace classical astronomical procedures used to determine polar motion since 1900.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE