The effect of solar radiation pressure on the orbit of a cylindrical satellite
Abstract
The effect of solar radiation pressure on the orbits of cylindrical satellites is considered. The cylinder is assumed to reflect radiation both specularly and diffusely. The resultant forces on a stationary cylindrical satellite are given. The evolution of the satellite's orbit is described for two particular modes of rotation. In both cases the satellites are assumed to be in circular Sunsynchronous orbits.
 Publication:

Planetary and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 March 1984
 DOI:
 10.1016/00320633(84)901648
 Bibcode:
 1984P&SS...32..287B
 Keywords:

 Cylindrical Bodies;
 Orbit Perturbation;
 Pressure Effects;
 Radiation Pressure;
 Satellite Orbits;
 Solar Radiation;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Gravity Gradient Satellites;
 Astrodynamics