9. Orbit Perturbations

Course subject(s) 2. Orbital Mechanics

This lecture covers the different types of orbit pertubations. It starts by writing down the equations for Kepler orbits, and then describes the different pertubations which act on a body in space. Pertubations that are discussed are irregularities in the gravity field, third body attraction forces,  atmospheric drag, solar radiation pressure and thrust generated by the spacecraft.

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