Accession Number : AD0774548

Title :   Perturbation of a Synchronous Satellite Due to Geopotential.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Srivastava,Sushanta

Report Date : 01 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The note summarizes the secular perturbation of a synchronous satellite orbit due to geopotential. The effect of eccentricity and inclination of the orbit is taken into account. It is shown that the secular perturbation of a synchronous satellite like LES-8/9 in the ecliptic plane is about 8 percent smaller than a geostationary satellite. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, *ORBITS, PERTURBATIONS, GEOPOTENTIAL, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE