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Repeating Ground Track Orbit Design

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Repeating Ground Track Orbit Design


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19 Nov 2012 (Updated )

Four MATLAB scripts for designing and analyzing repeating ground track orbits.

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Scripts include (1) time to repeat ground track (nodal period) using Kozai orbit propagation, (2) time to repeat ground track using numerical integration (3) required mean semimajor axis using Wagner's algorithm and (4) required osculating semimajor axis using numerical integration.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
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06 Sep 2013 1.1

Updated algorithms and PDF document. Added fourth MATLAB script for estimating osculating semimajor axis.

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