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On the Effect of Earth Radiation Pressure in the Motion of Pageos. Comparisons Between Different Models

  • D. Gambis
Conference paper
Part of the COSPAR-IAU-IUTAM book series (IUTAM)

Abstract

The influence of Earth radiation pressure on the motion of an artificial satellite is studied. The case of Pageos has been chosen as an especially significant one. One first points out the effect of the diffuse component and presents a model of it that takes into account the transverse acceleration due to the asymmetry of the illuminated part of the Earth. Then a comparison is made between observation and different models including a) direct radiation pressure and air drag, b) the same plus previous Earth radiation pressure representations, c) the same plus our representation. The advantages and the limitations of our model are put into evidence.

Keywords

Radiation Pressure Orbital Element Diffuse Component Solar Radiation Pressure Specular Component 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gambis
    • 1
  1. 1.Meudon ObservatoryG.R.G.S.France

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