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Perturbations of a synchronous satellite

Richard Henry Frick

Perturbations of a synchronous satellite

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Artificial satellites.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSynochronous satellite.
    Statement[by] R.H. Frick and T.B. Garber.
    ContributionsGarber, T. B.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p.
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15077096M

    Secular Changes in the Satellite Orbit The description of these phenomena can be somewhat simplified by projecting the celestial sphere of FIG. An inclination of zero degrees indicates an orbit about the primary's equator in the same direction as the primary's rotation, a direction called prograde or direct. Thus, not all electron data during the selected interval were contaminated significantly by protons, as shown in Fig. The resulting orbit is called a walking orbit, or precessing orbit.

    Ifa satellite is in a circular orbit whose plane D is not coincident with C. The satellite was intended to be launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida into a highly elliptical transfer orbit with apogee altitude of 22, statute miles. For a specified station longitude in orbit the injection sequence described here leads to a fixed time interval t from take-off to injection into the final synchronous orbit over the desired station. Satellite 1 operates as the working unit, carrying all the communication traffic until about March 8 without solar transit outages. Other alternatives may be preferred, particularly where costs are critical and where the antenna may be smaller.

    The argument of periapsis is the angular distance between the ascending node and the point of periapsis see Figure 4. The interval of time in which a spacecraft must be launched in order to complete its mission is called a launch window. Because of the rotation of the Earth on its axis, centrifugal force bulges the equator. At the beginning of operating life in orbit a reserve of pounds of hydrazine fuel in the spacecraft is needed for north-south station keeping over an 8-year design life. In general, the preferred initial conditions include an orbit inclination of or less and a right ascension of the ascending node between and Note that advantage is taken of the locations of the nodes of the satellites which in the case of satellites l and 3 are approximately displaced from the equinox line and out of phase with each other.


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Perturbations of a synchronous satellite book

True anomaly,is the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis, measured in degrees. Thus, equation 4. Usually, we use different discussion boards in each class with each having its own purpose.

Synchronous orbit

Because the magnetic perturbations are believed to be indicative of plasma changes in space, we examined the relationship between both indices together with electron flux variations within the 7-day interval.

If we let point P2 represent the perigee, then equation 4. This is because the sun is a strong source of thermal noise in the receiver RF band. Like any other satellite, it is subject to the perturbing effects of the sun and moon and of the oblate earth. For a specified station longitude in orbit the injection sequence described here leads to a fixed time interval t from take-off to injection into the final synchronous orbit over the desired station.

Field of the Invention This invention relates to earth satellites. The distance R is no longer negligible compared to r and, therefore, must be carried through the derivation. It represents azimuth angle. Newtonat the time he formulated his laws of motion and of gravitationapplied them to the first analysis of perturbations, [2] recognizing the complex difficulties of their calculation.

The computed saving in mass of apogee-motor fuel and structure is approximately 25 pounds. Near noon on each day from March 10 through March 14 a communication outage will occur with satellite 1. The time from midnight to injection is then given by. Moreover, we rechecked and confirmed some SND data in terms of anomaly date and failure descriptions by using other sources, and the appropriate adjustments were made.

Look Angles & Orbital Perturbations

The orbit normal is allowed to precess in the selected manner described above. Login to reply the answers Post Wendy 8 years ago Synchronous communication is direct communication where the communicators are time synchronized. During free flight the space vehicle is assumed to be subjected only to the gravitational pull of the Earth.

This is not necessarily so for special perturbations; the motions would be predicted with similar accuracy, but no information on the configurations of the perturbing bodies for instance, an orbital resonance which caused them would be available.

The argument of periapsis is the angular distance between the ascending node and the point of periapsis see Figure 4. A preferred system utilizing at least two satellites will now be described.

If all perturbations were to cease at any particular instant, the body would continue in this now unchanging conic section indefinitely; this conic is known as the osculating orbit and its orbital elements at any particular time are what are sought by the methods of general perturbations.

Satellite local time, an important parameter for anomaly diagnosis, was determined using propagated two-line element data in the Perturbations of a synchronous satellite book simplified general perturbation model to calculate the longitude of the ascending node of the satellite through the position and velocity vectors.

The reliability of satellites is tested and proved well before launch to avoid damage during operation; nevertheless, failures arise owing to many factors such as command errors, mechanical and electrical faults, and design or manufacturing problems as well as environmental effects on the satellite Vampola The system includes switching means for transferring communication channels from one satellite to another at selected times of the year.

It should be noted that not all sources of LEO satellite failure used in this study were explicitly stated; thus, we presumed that the anomalies with unknown causes are associated with plasma variations triggered by geomagnetic disturbances. The second law tells us that if a force is applied there will be a change in velocity, i.

A system according to claim 2 wherein said directed antenna is controlled by means in said ground station responsive to a signal received from said one satellite. These perturbing effects manifest themselves in changes in the shape or orientation of the satellite orbit and also in changes in the position of the satellite along the orbit.

Introduction[ edit ] The study of perturbations began with the first attempts to predict planetary motions in the sky. The total saving of pounds permits an increase in spacecraft payload by nearly the same amount. The apogee ofthe transfer orbit is at or near synchronous altitude When the communication satellite transits the solar image as seen at a receiving station, this type of outage occurs.Oct 10,  · A satellite which orbits around the Earth at the same rate that the Earth turns is known as a synchronous orbit.

Synchronous orbits can be of any inclination. If they are polar orbiting, the satellite will appear to be over the same spot at the same time every day.

A geosynchronous orbit (sometimes abbreviated GSO) is an orbit around Earth of a satellite with an orbital period that matches Earth's rotation on its axis, which takes one sidereal day (about 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds). The synchronization of rotation and orbital period means that.

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B.: Publication: Perturbations of a synchronous satellite, by Frick. Abstract We have investigated the resonances due to the perturbations of a geo-centric synchronous satellite under the gravitational forces of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth including it’s.

The third MATLAB script calculates the osculating orbital inclination required for a sun-synchronous orbit. The orbit is propagated by numerical integration during the solution process, and the software allows the user to specify the degree and order of the Earth gravity model to use during the simulation.