Introduction to a systematic study of operations with satellites
Abstract
Systematic analysis of the factors to be considered in programming the activity of a satellite used for peaceful purposes and operating in a Keplerian orbit. The study is concerned mainly with the derivation of the operative parameters which depend on the orbit geometry and, within the framework of satellite operation planning, become primary parameters. Also discussed are the upper and lower limits of the operational altitude. The determination of the orbital elements is considered within the framework of the twobody problem, and a method of determining the repetition frequency of the operations is indicated. It is shown that this frequency depends on pairs of values which depend directly on the orbit geometry and specifically on the orbital period, which is a function only of the major axis of the orbit.
 Publication:

L'Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio
 Pub Date:
 August 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974AerMS..53..229D
 Keywords:

 Earth Orbits;
 Orbital Elements;
 Satellite Orbits;
 Eccentric Orbits;
 Elliptical Orbits;
 Kepler Laws;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Two Body Problem;
 Astrodynamics