Accession Number : AD0702004

Title :   REVISED PROFILES OF AIR DENSITY AT HEIGHTS OF 130 TO 180 km, FROM THE ORBITS OF 1968-59A AND B.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : King-Hele,D. G. ; Walker,Doreen M. C.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The values of air density obtained by analysing the orbits of the satellites 1968-59A and B have been revised with the aid of new information. The new profiles of density versus height give values of density between 3% and 9% greater than before: this increase is just significant, since the estimated s.d. is 8%. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, DENSITY), MILITARY SATELLITES, ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, PERIGEE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, CORRECTIONS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE