AbstractWe write down the equations of motion for a satellite when its dimensions are not neglegible with respect the distance between the same satellite and the center of force. Such type of equations are compatible with the energy first integral and with a new first integral generalizing the well known integral of angular momentum. If we operate on the equations we make evident some significant secular effects.
Totaro, C. (1978) Sul movimento dei satelliti artificiali. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze FF. MM. NN., LVI. pp. 141-150.