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Modern Astrodynamics by Pini Gurfil

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Gauge Freedom in Astrodynamics

MICHAEL EFROIMSKY     US Naval Observatory.

2.1 Introduction

2.1.1 What this chapter is about

Both orbital and attitude dynamics employ the method of variation of parameters. In a non-perturbed setting, the coordinates (or the Euler angles) get expressed as functions of the time and six adjustable constants called elements. ...

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