Semi-analytical Long-arc Satellite
Orbit Computation & the Estimation
of Time-varying Gravity Parameters

By Sean Bruinsma
December 2002
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2370-2
219 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
$57.50 Paper Original


Contents of this doctoral dissertation include: Introduction, Principles of averaging, Analytically averaged nongravitational forces, the Validation procedure, Numerical integration in mean elements, Gravitational force modeling, Validation of the gravitational force modeling, Ocean tide modeling, the Perturbation due to the atmosphere, Surface force modeling, Validation of the mean solar radiation pressure force model, Upper atmosphere density modeling, Orbit determination, Long arcs and geophysical parameter estimation, conclusions and outlook.

Celestial Mechanics

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