Perturbations of the motion of the center of mass of a spacecraft given by the motion around the center of mass
Abstract
The motion of the center of mass of a spacecraft, considered a rigid body, under the effect of a gravitational center is analyzed. Newton's equations are used for the variation of the orbital elements, showing the trajectory perturbations of the center of mass. Two particular cases are studied: (1) the rapid rotation, and (2) the gravitational stabilization.
 Publication:

Studii si Cercetary de Mecanica Aplicata
 Pub Date:
 December 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985StCMA..44..555S
 Keywords:

 Astrodynamics;
 Center Of Mass;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Orbit Perturbation;
 Spacecraft Orbits;
 Orbital Elements;
 Rigid Structures;
 Astrodynamics