optimal satellite formation establishment about an oblate planet

Vladimir Martinuşi, Pini Gurfil

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Abstract

This paper suggests a new approach for generating bounded motion between two space- craft orbiting an oblate planet. As opposed to most works, the suggested approach does not rely on averaging the osculating orbital elements. Instead, the problem is formulated in local-vertical local-horizontal coordinates, without approximating the gravitational po- tential. The underlying methodology relies on the concept of 1:1 orbit commensurability, which, unlike the Kepler unperturbed case, splits into two separate necessary and sufficient conditions: An equality between the radial periods of the two spacecraft and two appro- priately defined angles. For equatorial orbits, closed-form expressions for the required impulsive maneuvers are found.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 201111 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/08/1111/08/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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