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Use of an Energy-Like Integral to Study the Motion of an Axi-Symmetric Satellite under Drag and Radiation Pressure

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ABSTRACT

The axi-symmetric satellite problem including radiation pressure and drag is treated. The equations of motion of the satellite are derived. An energy-like is given for a general drag force function of the polar angle θ, and then it is used to find a relation for the orbit equation of the satellite with initial conditions satisfying the vanishing of arbitrarily choosing higher derivatives of the velocity.

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Mostafa, A. (2015) Use of an Energy-Like Integral to Study the Motion of an Axi-Symmetric Satellite under Drag and Radiation Pressure. International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 5, 148-154. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2015.53019.

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