Accession Number:

ADA158469

Title:

General Perturbation Satellite Theory.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

EBELING ASSOCIATES INC SCOTIA NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The theory considers the satellite orbit perturbations due to an arbitrary zonal harmonic gravitational field of the earth and the accelerations due to sun and moon. First-order short-period terms are determined by the von Zeipel technique. The remaining long-periodic equations of Motion are integrated numerically with step sizes on the order of 0.25 days.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE