Accession Number : AD0277357

Title :   RECENT ADVANCES IN ASTRODYNAMICS, 1961

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : BAKER,ROBERT M.L. JR. ; FRANCIS,MARY P.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The review surveys eight subdivisions within astrodynamics: geometry, coordinate systems and ephemerides; astrodynamic constants (including heliocentric, genocentric, lunar and planetary, and atmospheric constants); orbit determination; orbit perturbations (gravitational and nongravitational); orbit prediction (using both special and general perturbation techniques); applications (orbit selection and optimization, low thrust orbits, geocentric orbits, lunar, planetary and interplanetary orbits); observation theory; and attitude dynamics. Each subdivision is introduced and a number of the outstanding research papers in each area are mentioned. Specifically, an effort is made to delineate voids in our knowledge and to point up areas of profitable future research in astrodynamics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ASTRONAUTICS, *ORBITS, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, LUNAR PROBES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PERTURBATION THEORY, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACE PROBES, SPACECRAFT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE