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Analytical Treatment of the Satellite Motion in a Resisting Medium

F. A. Abd El-Salam, S. E. Abd El-Bar, A. E. El-Ahamdy


In this work the orbital dynamics of an artificial satellite in the Earth's atmosphere is studied. The equation of motion of the satellite in a resisting medium are constructed. To evaluate the orbital perturbations an analytic first order atmospheric drag theory are developed. The short periodic perturbations, of all orbital elements are evaluated.


Artificial satellite, Atmospheric drag, Orbital perturbations.

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