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