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Title: Removing the solar exclusion with high altitude satellites [Orbital strategies to mitigate the Solar Exclusion Effect on Space-Based Observation of the Geosynchronous Belt

Here, observing geosynchronous satellites has numerous applications. Lighting conditions near the equinoxes routinely cause problems for traditional observations of sensors near the equator – the solar exclusion. We investigate using sensors on satellites (in polar and high- altitude orbits) to observe satellites that are in geosynchronous orbit. It is hoped that these satellite configurations will alleviate many of these problems. Assessing the orbit insertion and station-keeping requirements are important to understand. We summarize the literature to understand the relevant perturbing forces and assess the delta-v requirements.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Analytical Graphics Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (United States)
  2. State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY (United States); Aerospace Systems, Spaceflight Mechanics, and Astrodynamics, Vineyard Haven, MA (United States)
  3. United States Air Force Academy, CO (United States)
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1333484
Report Number(s):
SAND--2016-8079J
Journal ID: ISSN 1946-9632; 646744
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialty Conference
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1946-9632
Publisher:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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