Accession Number:

ADA142994

Title:

Angles-Only, Ground-Based, Initial Orbit Determination

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1984-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Over the past few years, passive, ground-based, angles-only initial orbit determination has hd a thorough analytical, numerical, experimental, and creative re-examination. This report presents the numerical culmination of this effort and contains specific recommendations for which of several techniques one should use on the different subsets of high altitude artificial satellites and minor planets.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE