Constellation design for responsive revisiting

Ming XU, Colin McInnes

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Abstract

Responsive communications or Earth observation missions typically require frequent revisit to any point of the Earth’s surface and employ a constellation with two satellites to improve coverage performance. As a new approach to constellation design, a novel constellation is presented by fixing the interval between successive revisits at all latitudes. Analytic and numerical simulations are implemented to illustrate that such a revisiting constellation exists in a large region parameterized by the relative values of right ascension of ascending node and argument of latitude. A global investigation is presented to address the practical time-resolution of the constellation and its topological shape, the existence region, and the relationship to the semi-major axis and inclination.
Original languageEnglish
PagesIAA/AAS-DycOss1-12-02
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2012
Event1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 19 Mar 201221 Mar 2012

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Conference1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period19/03/1221/03/12

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Keywords

  • earth observation
  • constellation design
  • analytical & numerical simulation
  • Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) system
  • responsive orbits

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XU, M., & McInnes, C. (2012). Constellation design for responsive revisiting. IAA/AAS-DycOss1-12-02. Paper presented at 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal.
XU, Ming ; McInnes, Colin. / Constellation design for responsive revisiting. Paper presented at 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal.12 p.
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XU, M & McInnes, C 2012, 'Constellation design for responsive revisiting', Paper presented at 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal, 19/03/12 - 21/03/12 pp. IAA/AAS-DycOss1-12-02.

Constellation design for responsive revisiting. / XU, Ming; McInnes, Colin.

2012. IAA/AAS-DycOss1-12-02 Paper presented at 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal.

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