The Laser Radiation Pressure as a Perturbing Force in the Space Research

Abstract

Modeling the force of laser pressure on the dynamics of an artificial satellite is studied. The atmospheric effects are taken into consideration. Some important details of the model arising from the thermooptical satellite surface properties are clarified. The model has been exemplified by computing the laser perturbing acceleration for a passive Earth’s satellite (e.g. the satellite Ajisai). To illustrate the role of the Earth’s atmosphere in the radiative force modeling, the model has been compared with that neglecting the atmospheric effects.

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@inproceedings{Ahmed2012TheLR, title={The Laser Radiation Pressure as a Perturbing Force in the Space Research}, author={M. K. Ahmed and M. I. El-Saftawy and F. A. Abd El-Salam}, year={2012} }