Sv: Meam motion mystery

Bjorn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@online.dextel.se)
31 Aug 1995 01:49:20 GMT

Mean motion differs from  1/(average ascending node time diff)
because MM is anomalistic i.e. perigee to perigee.

Thus, for Russian 62 degree objects (and Molniyas) the difference
is smaller, and for higher inclinations it has the opposite sign.

That's a short answer, from browsing Allen's mail only.


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