Improved Values for the Tesseral Harmonics of the Geopotential and Station Coordinates
Baker-Nunn data on 24 close earth satellites, laser data from the five satellites with retroreflectors, and range and range-rate data from the GRARR system are combined in a global solution for gravity-field parameters and station coordinates. The data base represents a significant improvement on previous work, with increased accuracy and better distribution. The gravity field is given complete to 14th degree and order, and more than 29 station nets are determined.
KeywordsGravity Field Orbital Element Laser Satellite Range Laser Data Combination Solution
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