Accession Number : AD0635888

Title :   TRACKING STATION COORDINATES AND NON-ZONAL HARMONICS DERIVED FROM TWO SATELLITES.

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Newton, R. R. ; Kershner,R. B.

Report Date : MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Using data from the satellites 1961 omicron 1 and 1961 alpha eta 1, the authors deduced values for the non-zonal harmonics having indices (2,2), (4,1), (4,2), and (4,3). Deducing these harmonics required the simultaneous revision of the coordinates of six tracking stations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, *ORBITS), ERRORS, GEOPHYSICS, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, PERTURBATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE