Analysis of the multistep method for longterm orbit prediction
Abstract
A method to estimate the value of any orbital parameter, given a number of previous data at equally spaced intervals is presented. The differential equation describing satellite orbits and its mathematical treatment are discussed. The method requires relatively small function variations. A combination with the stroboscopic method adapted to integration in one orbit produces a valuable prediction tool. The limits of applicability are discussed.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 January 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984STIN...8632503M
 Keywords:

 Computer Programming;
 Long Term Effects;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Predictions;
 Differential Equations;
 Estimating;
 Orbit Perturbation;
 Astrodynamics