On the effect of ocean tides and tesseral harmonics on spacecraft flybys of the Earth

  title={On the effect of ocean tides and tesseral harmonics on spacecraft flybys of the Earth},
  author={Luis Acedo},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • L. Acedo
  • Published 24 November 2016
  • Geology, Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The so-called flyby anomaly has encouraged several authors to analyze in detail the minor perturbative contributions to the trajectory of spacecraft performing a flyby manoeuvre. This anomaly consist of an unexplained increase or decrease of the asymptotic velocity of the spacecraft after a flyby of the Earth in the range of a few mm per second. Some order of magnitude estimations have been performed in recent years to dismiss many possible conventional effects as the source of such an anomaly… 

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