Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy
Visibility function – line of site-; rise and set times-Earth oblateness- Drag force
The research introduces a general analytical and computational technique for satellite-to-satellite visibility. The effect of earth’s oblateness and drag force were taken into account.The Visibility function in terms of the orbital elements of the two satellites and the time were derived. The rise and set periods of the satellites are determined through the sign of the visibility function. Numerical examples were worked for some satellites.
How to Cite This Article
W.N., AHMED; M.E., AWAD; I.A., HASSAN; M.K., AMMAR; and M. R., AMIN
"VISIBILITY INTERVALS BETWEEN TWO SATELLITES ORBITS UNDER J2-GRAVITY AND DRAG FORCE,"
Al-Azhar Bulletin of Science: Vol. 26:
2, Article 6.