Cover: A Differential Correction Process for Nearly Circular Orbits.

A Differential Correction Process for Nearly Circular Orbits.

Published 1963

by F. T. Smith

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A derivation of the explicit equations necessary for evaluating a differential correction process relating astronomical observations to orbital parameter corrections. The orbital parameters involved constitute a set particularly useful for orbits that are nearly circular. This Memorandum serves as a supplementary reference for orbit transfer studies already completed and orbital parameter estimation studies currently under way. 59 pp.

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