Results and Analyses of Debris Tracking from Mt Stromlo

The aerodynamics of orbiting objects has been used at the current level of accuracy for many years now. Use of optical tracking methods by EOSSS has created the potential for more accurate Orbit Determinations. This paper describes new methods of creating highly accurate Orbital Determinations that can be used to predict future close approaches by orbiting bodies to much higher accountancies than are currently possible with traditional techniques.

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