Natural Decay

Using GMAT for specific types of missions.

Natural Decay

Postby Sash » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:36 pm

Hello everybody,

i would like to simulate how long a cubesat (mass 3 kg; face area: 0.01m²) would take to naturally decay without any theter or dragsail or so from an altitude of 600km;
polar orbit to lets say 160km (end of simulation = 160km)? As this will take more than 25 years or so, How should i setup my propagator for doing this correctly
(type?; initial step size?; accuracy? min and max step size?, what ever else?)

Greetz from Luxembourg

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