Accession Number:

ADA239178

Title:

On a Problem Arising in the Computation of Orbit Perturbations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

In the computation of perturbations for an orbiting satellite, a problem can arise with the integration of a rate-of-change quantity, the prototype expression for which is k cos theta, where theta has a quasi-linear variation with time. The problem can be dealt by the use of definite integrals between epochs rather than indefinite integrals at epochs.

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE