Analytical and Semianalytical Propagation of Space Orbits: The Role of Polar-Nodal Variables

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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 44)


The role of different sets of variables in analytical or semianalytical solutions to the artificial satellite theory is reviewed. In particular, it is shown that using polar-nodal variables or non-singular variables based on them is clearly advantageous in the evaluation of the transformation from mean to osculating elements.


Canonical Transformation Orbital Plane Kepler Problem Angular Momentum Vector Critical Inclination 
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Partial support from projects ESP2013-41634-P and ESP2014-57071-R of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness of Spain is recognized.


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  1. 1.GRUCACI, University of La RiojaLogroñoSpain

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