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Optimizing spacecraft placement for liaison constellations

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dc.contributor.author Chow, C. Channing
dc.contributor.author Villac, Benjamin F.
dc.contributor.author Lo, Martin W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T17:22:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T17:22:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-13
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13-17, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0644
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41976
dc.description.abstract A navigation and communications network is proposed to support an anticipated need for infrastructure in the Earth-Moon system. Periodic orbits will host the constellations while a novel, autonomous navigation strategy will guide the spacecraft along their path strictly based on satellite-to-satellite telemetry. In particular, this paper investigates the second stage of a larger constellation optimization scheme for multi-spacecraft systems. That is, following an initial orbit down-selection process, this analysis provides insights into the ancillary problem of spacecraft placement. Two case studies are presented that consider configurations of up to four spacecraft for a halo orbit and a cycler trajectory. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject constellation en_US
dc.subject optimization en_US
dc.subject parameter continuation method en_US
dc.subject lunar cycler orbits en_US
dc.subject three body problem, en_US
dc.subject AUTO Program en_US
dc.title Optimizing spacecraft placement for liaison constellations en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and en_US


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