16.346 | Fall 2008 | Graduate


Lecture Notes

Effect of J2 on a satellite orbit of the Earth


Lecture notes on variational equations using the disturbing function, Lagrange’s planetary equations, effect of the second dynamic form factor term on satellite orbits, averaged variational equations, and coefficients of the Earth’s gravitational potential.

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Lecture Notes

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Fall 2008
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Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions