Accession Number : AD0693947

Title :   PERTURBATION OF THE ORBITAL ELEMENTS OF A SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITE MOVING IN THE EARTH'S NON-CENTRAL GRAVITY FIELD,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SERVICE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Zhuravlev,S. G.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : There have been a good many papers dealing with the effect of the non-centrality of the Earth's gravity field on the motion of an artificial satellite in the case where the mean motions are incommensurate. This paper derives analytic formulae for the first-order perturbations of the Keplerian orbital elements of a satellite, the unperturbed mean motion of which is equal to the Earth's angular velocity of rotation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, GRAVITY), (*CIRCULAR ORBITS, PERTURBATION THEORY), EQUATORIAL ORBITS, CIRCULAR ORBITS, APOGEE, PERIGEE, MOMENT OF INERTIA, ANOMALIES, USSR

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE