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Use of an Energy-Like Integral to Study the Motion of an Axi-Symmetric Satellite under Drag and Radiation Pressure

DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2015.53019, PP. 148-154

Keywords: Artificial Satellite, Drag Effect, Radiation Pressure

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The axi-symmetric satellite problem including radiation pressure and drag is treated. The equations of motion of the satellite are derived. An energy-like is given for a general drag force function of the polar angle θ, and then it is used to find a relation for the orbit equation of the satellite with initial conditions satisfying the vanishing of arbitrarily choosing higher derivatives of the velocity.

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