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Effects of radiation pressure and earth’s oblatness on high altitude artificial satellite orbit

Khalil I. Khalil, Mohamed N.S. Ismail
  • Khalil I. Khalil
    National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Egypt


This paper is devoted to study the effects of radiation pressure together with tesseral and zonal harmonics on the high altitude artificial satellites orbits. The equations of motion were regularized by using the KS variables and the problem was solved numerically using the fourth order of Runge Kutta method. A numerical testing was performed on Lageos-1 satellite in order to analyze its orbital changes due to effects of both radiation pressure and Earth's oblateness.

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Submitted: 2010-08-08 15:36:10
Published: 2011-03-18 08:40:50
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