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Research on the Arithmetic for Space Debris Long-Term Orbit Propagation in LEO

Xu, K. 1, Pang, B. J. 1, Peng, K. K.1
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Publishing year2009 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference5th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


Space debris Long-Term orbit propagation is one of the main problems for the space debris environment engineering model. This paper provides arithmetic for the space debris Long-Term orbit propagation in LEO. The arithmetic regards the atmosphere drag as the main perturbation, provides an average method to calculate the effect for the atmosphere drag; then import variable step in order to reduce the amount of calculation; at last validate the correctness of the algorithm by comparing the results between this algorithm and STK software.