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# Osculating Elements

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Title | Osculating Elements |

Author(s) | J. Sanz Subirana, J.M. Juan Zornoza and M. Hernández-Pajares, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain. |

Level | Advanced |

Year of Publication | 2011 |

A scheme with the necessary calculations to obtain the osculating orbital elements starting from the position and velocity of a satellite in a geocentric inertial system, and vice-versa, is provided as follows (see figure 1):

## Calculation of the orbital elements of the satellite from its position and velocity

## Calculation of the position and velocity of the satellite from its orbital elements

- (10)

- where

- (11)