Accession Number : AD0282041

Title :   PROGRAMMED SATELLITE PASS CALCULATIONS,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mathiasen,A. A.

Report Date : 28 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : With a set of orbital elements as input, a program (KB02) computes the limits of a pass for a given site. The time and azimuth at which the satellite rises, the time and azimuth at which it sets, the azimuth, elevation, and range of the midpoint, and the orbital elements valid for the midpoint are computed. This program was written in support of the Lincoln Laboratory West Ford effort, but it has general application to various satellite-handling problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORBITAL FLIGHT PATHS), SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE