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EARTH REFLECTED SOLAR RADIATION INPUT TO SPHERICAL SATELLITES
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C
GE ERAL CALCULA ION IS GIVEN OF THE EARTHS ALBEDO INPUT TO A SP ERICAL S TELLITE, IT H U P ION HA TH EARTH CAN BE CONSIDERED A DIFFUSELY REFLECTING SPHERE. The re ult are presented in general form so that appropriate values for the solar constant and albedo of the earth can be used as more accurate values become available. The re ults are also pre ented graphically the incident power is determin d on th a umption th the mean solar constant is 1,353,000 ergs p r sq cm per sec and t e albedo of the earth is 0.34. Author