IJAA  Vol.1 No.3 , September 2011
Short-Term Orbit Prediction with J2 and Mean Orbital Elements
Abstract: An analytical theory for calculating perturbations of the orbital elements of a satellite due to J2 to accuracy up to fourth power in eccentricity is developed. It is observed that there is significant improvement in all the orbital elements with the present theory over second-order theory. The theory is used for computing the mean orbital elements, which are found to be more accurate than provided by Bhatnagar and taqvi’s theory (up to second power in eccentricity). Mean elements have a large number of practical applications.
Cite this paper: nullS. Gupta, M. Raj and R. Sharma, "Short-Term Orbit Prediction with J2 and Mean Orbital Elements," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2011, pp. 135-146. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2011.13018.

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