Re: Low perigee question

From: Greg Roberts (
Date: Wed Feb 11 2009 - 11:56:49 UTC

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    Afternoon all
    If anyone wants to go into this subject then THE book to use is called SATELLITE 
    ORBITS IN AN ATMOSPHERE - Theory and Applications " by Desmond King-Hele and 
    published by Blackie, ISBN 0-216-92252-6 in 1987. The maths can be pretty 
    daunting at times but even without following all the maths the book is quite 
    readable. I doubt if its still in print (?) and it was pretty expensive at the 
    The subject of orbit decay is complicated with many variables involved - as this 
    book will show! I must confess I have not read the book above  for many years - 
    when the first edition came out in the late 60's - have it somewhere in my 
    house - I really worked my way through the book but the book mentioned above is 
    a great deal thicker and more complicated !
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