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EXPRESS Landing in Ghana - Orbit Analysis

Kirschner, M. and Eckstein, M. (1996) EXPRESS Landing in Ghana - Orbit Analysis. Project Report, DLR-Interner Bericht. TN 96-01, 7 S.

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Abstract

In contradiction to the estimated landing point in the South Pacific before the 3rd Santiago pass, EXPRESS landed in Ghana at a longitude of -1.24 and a latitude of 10.01. With this real landing point, a new orbit analysis could be performed. The ballistic factor had to be asumed to be different during the three perigee phases to fit the initial orbital elements, the Santiago observation and the landing point in Ghana as precise as possible. Compared with the nominal landing, the decleration peak is of the same size, on the other hand the duration of the heating up is different, as the spacecraft had longer flight in the dense lower atmosphere.

Document Type:Monograph (Project Report, DLR-Interner Bericht)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1996,
Title:EXPRESS Landing in Ghana - Orbit Analysis
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Kirschner, M.UNSPECIFIED
Eckstein, M.UNSPECIFIED
Date:1996
Number of Pages:7
Status:Published
Keywords:Re-entry, EXPRESS, Ghana Landing, Orbit Analysis
HGF - Research field:UNSPECIFIED
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:UNSPECIFIED
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugmissionen
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:02 Apr 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 05:21

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