Intrinsic Parameters and Satellite Orbital Elements

  • Evangelos Livieratos
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Abstract

The relations between the curvature and torsion of the satellite orbit with the orbital elements and the equipotential surface counterparts are revisited, using some angular quantities which define the geometry of the orbit and its relation to the equipotential surface and the line of force, i.e. the slope of the orbit (ζ), the zenith distance of the orbit (Z), the separation (θ) of the orbital plane from the equipotential surface and the separation (β) of the orbital plane from the Frenet osculating plane.

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