Accession Number : AD0678977

Title :   THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SELENODETIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND THE FORCE FUNCTION OF THE MOON,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Goudas,C. L.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The Figure of the Moon as defined by the DOD-66 Selenodetic Control System is first studied. Then, using the derived equation for the surface and adopting the density law delta = delta sub c + alpha times (rho to the p power), the volume integrals relating the surface to the gravity harmonics are computed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOON, *EXTRATERRESTRIAL TOPOGRAPHY), LUNAR PROBES, FORCE(MECHANICS), CONTROL SYSTEMS, GRAVITY, STEREOSCOPES, FOURIER ANALYSIS, ELLIPSOIDS, HYPERGEOMETRIC FUNCTIONS, HARMONIC ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE