Accession Number : AD0761651
Title : The Orbit of the Moon.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 69-31 Dec 72,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES
Personal Author(s) : Shapiro,Irwin I. ; Slade,Martin A.
Report Date : MAR 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 285
Abstract : The position of the moon as a function of time has been calculated very precisely using numerical integration techniques. The initial conditions for the moon's orbit was determined from a combination of radar, optical, and spacecraft observations relating to the moon's motion. Over 200 years of data were included. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : (*MOON, EPHEMERIDES), ROTATION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, RANGE FINDING, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, GRAVITY, POTENTIAL THEORY, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, THESES
Subject Categories : Celestial Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE