Accession Number : AD0832510
Title : TIME RELATIONS AND SHAPE VARIATION FOR THE GROUND TRACK OF 24-HOUR SATELLITE.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Bielkowicz, Peter
Report Date : 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : The present study shows the time relation in describing sections of the ground track of a 24-hour satellite. The oscillation of an equatorial satellite is investigated and the dependence of the amplitude on eccentricity is shown. For elliptical inclined orbits the decrease of a lobe's size and its total disappearance are shown as functions of increasing eccentricity, of the perigee parameter and inclination. Plots illustrating typical cases are provided. (Author)
Descriptors : *ORBITS), (*SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, EQUATORIAL ORBITS, INCLINED ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, PERIGEE, TIME.
Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE