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Locating Center of Mass of Earth and Geostationary Satellites

Keywords: Center of Mass of Earth, Geo-Stationary Satellites, Crust Mass

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 33 ,  Issue 4

ANAM   QURESHI,MURK MARVI  ,FAHIM AZIZ UMRANI  

Abstract

CoM (Center of Mass) of earth is a very important factor which can play a major role in satellite communication and related earth sciences. The CoM of earth is assumed to be around equator due to geometrical shape of earth. However, no technical method is available in the literature which can justify the presence of CoM of earth around equator. Therefore, in this research work the CoM of earth has been located theoretically with the help of mathematical relations. It also presents the mathematical justification against the assumption that equator is the CoM of earth. The effect of calculated CoM of earth on geostationary satellites has also been discussed. The CoM of earth has been found mathematically by using land to ocean ratios and the data is collected from the Google earth software. The final results are accurate with an approximate error of 1%.