Cover: Oblateness perturbations of near-earth satellites.

Oblateness perturbations of near-earth satellites.

Published 1960

by T. W. Mullikin

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An approximate solution to the orbit of an artificial earth satellite, taking into account the oblateness of the earth (i.e., its departure from a spherical shape). The technique used is to simplify the nonlinear differential equations of celestial mechanics by changing the independent variable from time to a suitable angle.

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