Radiation pressure models for the satellite orbits theory
Abstract
Models were developed in order to precisely determine radiation pressure. With a view to geodetical use of precise laser rangefinding measurements, the study was limited to spherical satellites. For a full sphere, equations are set up for the radiation pressure force, for total absorption, and for reflection. For a satellite in the neighborhood of the Earth, the characteristics of the two radiation sources Sun and Earth are discussed and the two corresponding forces are calculated. For a spherical satellite, the radiation pressure of Sun, Earth albedo, mirroring reflection on the Earth surface, and the IR radiation pressure are calculated.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981STIN...8311165B
 Keywords:

 Mathematical Models;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Radiation Pressure;
 Earth Albedo;
 Electromagnetic Absorption;
 Geodesy;
 Reflection;
 Solar Constant;
 Solar Radiation;
 Terrestrial Radiation;
 Astrodynamics