Mean Local Time of the Ascending Node

Determines the relationship between mean local time of the ascending node and RAAN.
Updated 15 Jul 2013

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This geometric relationship defines the orientation of the spacecraft’s orbital plane with respect to the mean Sun. The MLTAN/RAAN relationship is important for mission design of sun-synchronous, repeating ground track, and other types of mission orbits that must satisfy Sun-orbit plane and other lighting constraints.

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David Eagle (2024). Mean Local Time of the Ascending Node (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Corrected annotation for raan2mltan.m function.