Perturbation of a planetary orbiter by radiation pressure, account being taken of variation in the distance and direction of the sun
Abstract
The variation in the orbital elements of a Mercury space probe perturbed by direct solarradiation pressure is derived for a general case in which the distance and direction of the sun vary.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 November 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974STIN...7523639R
 Keywords:

 Mercury (Planet);
 Orbit Calculation;
 Radiation;
 Radiation Pressure;
 Satellite Perturbation;
 Disturbing Functions;
 EulerLagrange Equation;
 Recursive Functions;
 Solar Position;
 Three Body Problem;
 Astrodynamics