Satellite constellation design for the solve mission investigating diurnal cycles of Vegetation phenomena

Luzius Kronig, Sung Wook Paek, Anton Ivanov, Olivier De Weck

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Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of finding an optimal satellite constellation for the SOLVE (Satellites Observing Lakes and Vegetation Environments) Mission. A key requirement of this mission is a temporal resolution of several observations per day. A semi-analytical approach is proposed. A few analytical design steps are identified in order to determine all orbital parameters, so that the constellation satisfies the requirements. The result is an easy to use tool which allows to study cost impact from given science requirements enabling a good understanding of the relation between temporal and spatial resolution and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2016
EditorsMartin T. Ozimek, Renato Zanetti, Angela L. Bowes, Ryan P. Russell, Martin T. Ozimek
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages2903-2920
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780877036333
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016 - Napa, United States
Duration: 14 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume158
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNapa
Period14/02/1618/02/16

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