Application of symbolic computer operations for solving the main problem in the theory of satellite motion
Abstract
Programs composed from optimalalgebra subroutines are applied to the determination of satellite motion disturbances caused by the second zonal harmonic of the earth's attraction potential (known as the principal problem in satellite theory). The disturbances of secondorder Keppler elements are determined, by successive approximations, for the J2 harmonic.
 Publication:

Soviet Astronomy Letters
 Pub Date:
 February 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975SvAL....1...42K
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Geopotential;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Satellite Perturbation;
 Spacecraft Motion;
 Zonal Harmonics;
 Canonical Forms;
 Computer Techniques;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Hamiltonian Functions;
 Kepler Laws;
 Astrodynamics