Comparison of predicted and actual orbital liftetimes for the SEDS-2 mission

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  • Data correlation.,
  • Data processing.,
  • Drag measurement.,
  • Estimates.,
  • Orbital lifetime.,
  • Performance prediction.,
  • Spaceborne experiments.,
  • Tethered satellites.

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StatementSteven W. Evans.
SeriesNASA TM -- 111114., NASA technical memorandum -- 111114.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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The predicted lifetime of the upper-stage plus tether was days, which corresponds to reentry on mission in good agreement with the actual Author: Steven W. Evans. COMPARISON OF PREDICTED AND ACTUAL ORBITAL LIFETIMES FOR THE SEDS-2 MISSION Steven W. Evans Flight Mechanics Branch, Mail Stop EL58 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama ABSTRACT This paper documents a series of estimates of the orbital lifetime of the SEDS-2 flight configuration made prior to the mission.

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