Threedimensional motion of a dynamically symmetric satellite about its center of mass
Abstract
The analysis deals with the restricted problem of the motion of a dynamically symmetrical satellite about its center of mass along a circular orbit in the earth's gravitational field. Using two existing first integrals of motion, the system of EulerPoinsot equations is reduced to a special form that makes it possible to select the form of the solution with respect to the precession and nutation angles. The analytical theory proposed is verified on the basis of a model problem by comparison with the results of a numerical integration of the initial system of equations.
 Publication:

Mechanics of Controlled Motion
 Pub Date:
 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979mcnl.rept...70M
 Keywords:

 Artificial Satellites;
 Astrodynamics;
 Center Of Mass;
 Circular Orbits;
 Gravitational Fields;
 Satellite Orbits;
 Three Dimensional Motion;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Jacobi Integral;
 Numerical Integration;
 Orbital Mechanics;
 Astrodynamics