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Relative trajectory analysis of dissimilar formation flying spacecraft

Relative trajectory analysis of dissimilar formation flying spacecraft
Relative trajectory analysis of dissimilar formation flying spacecraft
This paper deals with the differential acceleration effects on spacecraft formation flying. A mathematical model is developed to analyze relative trajectory of spacecraft in the presence of significant perturbative forces.
The equations of relative coordinates are derived as a precise solution to the formation geometry problem and are valid for both close and long distance formation patterns and for rendezvous analysis. The coordinatesof motion are propagated forward in time for identical and dissimilar spacecraft for different initial conditions. The results of this paper provide a physical insight into the actual behaviour of satellites in a cluster with differential drag-area.
0877035040
0065-3438
AAS 03-134
531-544
Univelt
Balaji, Shankar K.
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Tatnall, Adrian R.
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Scheeres, Daniel J.
Pittelkau, Mark E.
Proulx, Ronald J.
Cangahuala, L. Alberto
Balaji, Shankar K.
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Tatnall, Adrian R.
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Scheeres, Daniel J.
Pittelkau, Mark E.
Proulx, Ronald J.
Cangahuala, L. Alberto

Balaji, Shankar K. and Tatnall, Adrian R. (2003) Relative trajectory analysis of dissimilar formation flying spacecraft. Scheeres, Daniel J., Pittelkau, Mark E., Proulx, Ronald J. and Cangahuala, L. Alberto (eds.) In AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics 2003. vol. 114, part I, Univelt. pp. 531-544 .

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This paper deals with the differential acceleration effects on spacecraft formation flying. A mathematical model is developed to analyze relative trajectory of spacecraft in the presence of significant perturbative forces.
The equations of relative coordinates are derived as a precise solution to the formation geometry problem and are valid for both close and long distance formation patterns and for rendezvous analysis. The coordinatesof motion are propagated forward in time for identical and dissimilar spacecraft for different initial conditions. The results of this paper provide a physical insight into the actual behaviour of satellites in a cluster with differential drag-area.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Formation flight II
Venue - Dates: AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics 2003, 2003-02-09 - 2003-02-13

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Local EPrints ID: 22682
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22682
ISBN: 0877035040
ISSN: 0065-3438
PURE UUID: 44215124-b96a-4e56-be55-6930fe577977

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:21

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Author: Shankar K. Balaji
Editor: Daniel J. Scheeres
Editor: Mark E. Pittelkau
Editor: Ronald J. Proulx
Editor: L. Alberto Cangahuala

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