Trajectories of Artificial Celestial Bodies as Determined from Observations / Trajectoires des Corps Celestes Artificiels Déterminées D’après les Observations

Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Paris, April 20–23, 1965

  • Jean Kovalevsky
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Yoshihide Kozai
    Pages 44-52
  3. Samuel Herrick
    Pages 65-67
  4. William M. Kaula
    Pages 247-260
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 262-265

About these proceedings


In May 1962 the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) organized a symposium in Paris on the theory of the movement of the Earth's artificial satellites designated to confront the results of the first spatial experiences with the mechanical point of view. The papers submitted during this meeting have been published in 1963 in a collection entitled "Dynamics of Satellites" by Springer­ Verlag. During the last three years the importance of studies pertaining to the dynamics of artificial satellites has continued to increase, and many results due to observations have led to a deeper knowledge of the field of forces in which these objects move, particularly the field of gravitation of the Earth, the forces due to pressure of radiation, friction of the atmosphere, etc . . . A new symposium seemed therefore suitable to determine these recent advances. However, this time it appeared appropriate to consider it more from the point of view of the interpretation obtained from the results of observations (determination of orbits and forces existing) than from the point of view of the theory of motion. For this reason the complete title of the second symposium is as follows: "Trajectories of Artificial Celestial Bodies, as Determined from Observations".


applied mechanics design dynamics mechanics satellites

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Kovalevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-49328-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-49326-3
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