Accession Number : AD0262470

Title :   ELEMENTS OF THE ORBIT OF THE SATELLITE 1959 ETA (VANGUARD III) DURING THE FIRST YEAR AFTER LAUNCHING

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : ZADUNAISKY,P.E. ; MILLER,B.

Report Date : 24 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Satellite 1959 Eta (Vanguard III) was launched on September 18, 1959. The mean elements of its orbit calculated for every day during a period of one year after launch time are tabulated. In this computation, Baker-Nunn field-reduced observations are used mainly. Minitrack observations were also included in the computations d ring the interval between launch time and December 11, 1960, when the radio transmitters ceased to operate. The computations were made by an iterative differential correction process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ORBITS, DRAG, TABLES(DATA), TRACKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE