Accession Number : AD0685220

Title :   A KINEMATIC SIMULATION BASED ON ORBITAL ELEMENT PERTURBATION THEORY.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kleiboemer,Adrienne ; Ferriter,Pierce G.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The report contains the development of a kinematic simulation that has been used to model the dynamic behavior of a tether-connected dumbbell satellite that is varying dimensionally in the axial direction. In the simulation the end bodies are treated as being in independent orbits that are periodically perturbed in the direction of the baseline. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORBITS, PERTURBATION THEORY), MOORING, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, INTERFEROMETERS

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE