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, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 338–353 | Cite as

Lunar surface mass distribution from dynamical point-mass solution

  • W. L. Sjogren
  • P. M. Muller
  • P. Gottlieb
  • L. Wong
  • G. Buechler
  • W. Downs
  • R. Prislin
Article

Abstract

Combined efforts of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Aerospace Corporation have provided a front side lunar gravity field using the Doppler tracking data from the United States Lunar Orbiters IV and V. Data reduction was accomplished with a model which included all dynamical motion due to gravitational perturbations, as well as all tracking geometries. The field is represented as a grid of 580 surface mass points which are contoured and show correlations with various lunar surface features.

Keywords

Mass Distribution Gravity Field Mass Point Front Side Tracking Data 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Sjogren
    • 1
  • P. M. Muller
    • 1
  • P. Gottlieb
    • 1
  • L. Wong
    • 2
  • G. Buechler
    • 2
  • W. Downs
    • 2
  • R. Prislin
    • 2
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Aerospace CorporationEl SegundoUSA

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