Satellite Dynamics: Symposium São Paulo/Brazil June 19–21, 1974

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G.E.O. Giacaglia, A.C. Stickland
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 8, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 376 pages
This volume includes original papers presented at the 4th Symposium on Satellite Dynamics held at the XII Annual Plenary Meeting of COSPAR. At a time where it might be thought that very few problems were left un solved in celestial mechanics, we discover that new and more challenging questions must be answered. The pre cision of observations reaches the centimeter level and physical phenomena which had been disregarded come into play. We need a better treatment of atmospheric drag, radiation forces, and a better knowledge of the earth's gravitational field. Time has to be precisely defined as well as reference systems, including improved values for precision and nutation. The question of resonances introduced by nonzonal harmonics was to be carefully in vestigated. Numerical integration techniques must be optimized and means of controlling their errors improved. Analytical techniques must be made appropriate for com puter processing. Presently existing methods of solu tions of differential equations of interest to celestial mechanics are getting cumbersome as all these new facts come to light. It is clear that entirely new and more effective methods are necessary. These methods must, among other requirements, take into account the essential nonlinear character of the equations. Finally, the mo tion about the center of mass of a satellite is becoming an essential need for the thorough understanding and de scription of the orbital motion.
 

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Contents

Analytical Theories
1
Time Elements
27
Numerical Methods of Orbital
50
JAdaptive
98
Importance of the Coupling
111
Case of J7
127
Orbit
154
Literal Algebra for Satel
170
Rotations of Artificial and Natural Celestial Bodies
204
The Rotational Motion of a Satellite
233
Satellite Attitude Control
280
NonGravitational Forces
304
Solar Radiation
331
On the Effect of Earth Radiation
370
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