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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2006, Article ID 13690, 13 pages

Changing inclination of earth satellites using the gravity of the moon

Divisão de Mecânica, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Avenida dos Astronautas 1758, São José dos Campos, São Paulo 12227-010, Brazil

Received 23 August 2005; Revised 14 April 2006; Accepted 18 April 2006

Copyright © 2006 Karla de Souza Torres and A. F. B. A. Prado. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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