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Optimal station keeping for geostationary satellites with electric propulsion systems under eclipse constraints

Romero Pérez, Mª Pilar and Gambi, J.M. and Patino, E. and Antolin Sánchez, Roberto (2008) Optimal station keeping for geostationary satellites with electric propulsion systems under eclipse constraints. In Progress In Industrial Mathematics At ECMI 2006. Mathematics in Industry (12, II). Springer-Verlag Berlin, Berlin, pp. 260-264. ISBN 978-3-540-71991-5

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Abstract

In order to keep geostationary satellites within the prescribed boundaries to satisfy mission requirements, orbital station keeping manoeuvres are performed periodically to compensate natural perturbations on the satellites. The propulsion systems currently used to modify the orbit are of chemical nature (usually, hydrazine) but new trends in spatial propulsion point towards the use of electric systems. The use of these systems introduces new problems such as the impossibility to perform manoeuvres at eclipse epochs. A procedure is proposed here to analyze the implementation of optimal strategies in terms of electric energy consumption to satisfy the additional constraints imposed by the use of these kind of systems.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:14th European Conference for Mathematics in Industry, JUL 10-14, 2006, Leganés(Spain)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eccentricity control
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Geodesy
ID Code:14728
Deposited On:17 Apr 2012 11:00
Last Modified:17 Apr 2012 11:00

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