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Theory of Geostationary Satellites [Chong-Hung Zee, 1989] (hardcover)
978-9027726360
Chong-Hung Zee
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267 pgs, 1989, Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN 978-9027726360

This book approaches the problems of satellite orbit perturbations through nonlinear mechanics. Solutions include discussions, graphs and tables of numerical results for engineers to use in vehicle design, while the various techniques presented make the book useful as a reference for students of nonlinear mechanics. Appendices include expressions of constants and models of gravitation potential; nomenclature is defined at the beginning.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. The Earth's Gravitational Field and Basic Methodology
  3. The Effect of Earth's Equatorial Ellipticity
  4. Sun and Moon Effect
  5. Combined Effects of the Sun, Moon, and Solar Radiation Pressure
  6. Station-Keeping
  7. Verification of the Theory by the Early Bird Synchronous Satellite
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