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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

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1333484
Report Number(s):
SAND-2016-8079J
Journal ID: ISSN 1946-9632; 646744; TRN: US1700179
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: 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
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Vallado, David A., Cefola, Paul J., Kiziah, Rex R., and Ackermann, Mark. Removing the solar exclusion with high altitude satellites [Orbital strategies to mitigate the Solar Exclusion Effect on Space-Based Observation of the Geosynchronous Belt. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2514/6.2016-5433.
Vallado, David A., Cefola, Paul J., Kiziah, Rex R., & Ackermann, Mark. Removing the solar exclusion with high altitude satellites [Orbital strategies to mitigate the Solar Exclusion Effect on Space-Based Observation of the Geosynchronous Belt. United States. doi:10.2514/6.2016-5433.
Vallado, David A., Cefola, Paul J., Kiziah, Rex R., and Ackermann, Mark. 2016. "Removing the solar exclusion with high altitude satellites [Orbital strategies to mitigate the Solar Exclusion Effect on Space-Based Observation of the Geosynchronous Belt". United States. doi:10.2514/6.2016-5433. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1333484.
@article{osti_1333484,
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},
author = {Vallado, David A. and Cefola, Paul J. and Kiziah, Rex R. and Ackermann, Mark},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2514/6.2016-5433},
journal = {Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialty Conference},
number = ,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}

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