Accession Number : AD0714659

Title :   The Determination and Use of the Orbit of Proton 4.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Hiller,H.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The orbit of Proton 4, 1968-103A, has been determined at intervals throughout its life using the R.A.E. computer program for the refinement of orbital parameters, PROP. Over 900 optical and radar observations, from 67 observing stations, were used to determine orbits at 20 epochs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *ORBITS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, APOGEE, PERIGEE, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, COSMIC RAYS, PERTURBATION THEORY, SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, USSR, ACCURACY, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE