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