The Main Problem in Satellite Theory Revisited
Author: Healy, Liam
Source: Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Volume 76, Number 2, February 2000 , pp. 79-120(42)
Abstract:Using the elimination of the parallax followed by the Delaunay normalization, we present a procedure for calculating a normal form of the main problem (J 2 perturbation only) in satellite theory. This procedure is outlined in such a way that an object-oriented automatic symbolic manipulator based on a hierarchy of algebras can perform this computation. The Hamiltonian after the Delaunay normalization is presented to order six explicitly in closed form, that is, in which there is no expansion in the eccentricity. The corresponding generating function and transformation of coordinates, too lengthy to present here to the same order; the generator is given through order four.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Naval Research Laboratory, Code 8233, Washington, DC, 20375-5355, U.S.A., Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: February 1, 2000