The dynamics of Uranus' satellites

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Abstract

Current knowledge of the dynamics of Uranus' satellites is reviewed in support of preliminary planning for a mission to that planet. The determination of past and present orbital and rotational behavior is discussed. Improved understanding in this area is important not only for its own sake, but also for the implications with regard to the structure of the planet and to the general dynamical history of the solar system. A program of Earth-based observations over the next few years would permit most effective use of a Uranus probe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-332
Number of pages8
JournalIcarus
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1975

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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