Accession Number:

ADA156627

Title:

Lumped Geopotential Harmonics of Order 14, from the Orbit of 1967-11G.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The satellite 1967-11G, which had an orbital inclination of 40 deg, passed through 14th-order resonance with the Earths gravitational field in 1974. The changes in its orbital inclination at resonance have been analysed to obtain values for four lumped 14th-order harmonics in the geopotential, with accuracies equivalent to about 5 cm in geoid height. Analysis of the eccentricity was also attempted, but did not yield useful results. As no previous satellite analysed at 14th-order resonance has had an inclination near 40 deg., the results have proved to be valuable in determining individual 14th-order harmonics in the geopotential.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE