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Celestial Mechanics

NSSDCA ID: 1974-097A-14

Mission Name: Helios-A
Principal Investigator:Prof. Wolfgang Kundt


This experiment used the tracking data to obtain a detailed spacecraft orbit and improved knowledge of the orbital elements of the earth-moon system and general relativity parameters.

Alternate Names

  • Helios-A/CelestialMechanics

Funding Agencies

  • Bundesministerium fuer Wissenschaftliche Forschung (Federal Republic of Germany)
  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Celestial Mechanics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. William G. MelbourneOther InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion
Prof. Wolfgang KundtPrincipal InvestigatorUniversitat
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