Effects of Atmospheric Drag and Zonal Harmonic on Cosmos1484 Satellite Orbit

M.J.F. Al-Bermani, Abed Al-Ameer H. Ali, Ahmed M. AlHashmi, Aref S. Baron

Abstract


The effects of atmosphere drag and zonal harmonics J2 of the gravitational potential of the Cosmos1484 satellite which is near earth orbit has been investigated .Computer simulation at the equation of motion with perturbations using step-by-step integration (Cowell's method ) is designed by matlab a 7.10. position , velocity and range of the satellite .

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