Celestial mechanics

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 167–189

Tesseral resonance effects on satellite orbits

  • G. S. Gedeon

DOI: 10.1007/BF01228837

Cite this article as:
Gedeon, G.S. Celestial Mechanics (1969) 1: 167. doi:10.1007/BF01228837


Resonance effects on satellite orbits due to tesseral harmonics in the potential field have been studied by many authors. Most of these studies have been restricted to nearly circular 24-hour orbits and to the deep resonance regime, where there is exact commensurability between earth rotation and orbit period. Resonance effects have also been noted, however, on eccentric synchronous and subsynchronous orbits and on orbits with far from commensurate periods. These have received much less attention; the object of this paper is to study the whole spectrum of orbits with respect to resonance effects.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Gedeon
    • 1
  1. 1.TRW SystemsRedondo BeachUSA

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