argument of latitude

argument of latitude

[′är·gyə·mənt əv ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
The angular distance measured in the orbit plane from the ascending node to the orbiting object; the sum of the argument of perigee and the true anomaly.
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where l is the mean argument of latitude and [- or +] [[theta].sub.max] represents the entrance and exit of the access.
However, the separation between two satellites in the same plane is considered too small with only 13[degrees] difference in argument of latitude. Therefore, an additional case is attempted using five optimized variables in total, which are a, i, [OMEGA], [omega], and v in Case 12.
Variation parameter Value Inclination 0-90 degrees Semimajor axis 6538 to 6978 km, orbit height 160 to 600 km (LEO) Longitude of ascending node 0-360 degrees Argument of latitude 0-360 degrees Table 2: Drag parameters for a sample satellite (330 km LEO alt., e = 0, i = 79[degrees]).