The Motion of a Free Particle and of a Spherical Pendulum in the Microgravitational Field of a Gravitationally Stabilized Satellite in Circular Orbit in a Central Field

  • Antonio Marussi
  • Claudio Chiaruttini


Marussi (1979, 1982, 1984) has studied the structure and the intrinsic reference system of the residual microgravitational — or tidal — field sensed in a satellite in inertial motion in the gravitational field of a planet. In the present paper we study the motion of a free particle and of a spherical pendulum in this field.


Circular Orbit Coriolis Force Free Particle Small Oscillation Equipotential Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Marussi
    • 1
  • Claudio Chiaruttini
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geodesy and GeophysicsUniversity of TriesteItaly

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