Modeling the Effect of Thermospheric Changes on Satellite Orbit Lifetime

Modeling the Effect of Thermospheric Changes on Satellite Orbit Lifetime Aerospace conducted a series of simulations to quantify the effect of declining mesospheric density on low Earth orbital lifetimes. Chia-Chun Chao, Richard Walterscheid, and Bernard Yoo During the past 35 years, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased 4.3 percent per decade. As a result, the density […]  More »