author = "Cavalca, Marina Pires de Oliveira and Prado, Antonio Fernando 
                         Bertachini de Almeida and Gomes, Vivian Martins and Merguizo 
                         Sanchez, Diogo",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Estadual 
                         Paulista (UNESP)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais 
                title = "Orbital maneuvers to form a constellation of small satellites from 
                         a single large spacecraft",
              journal = "Journal of Physics. Conference Series",
                 year = "2019",
               volume = "1365",
               number = "1",
                pages = "012017",
                 note = "{XIX Brazilian Colloquium on Orbital Dynamics 2018}",
             abstract = "The main goal of the present paper is to show how to form a 
                         constellation of small satellites when all small satellites leave 
                         from a larger spacecraft. It is assumed that they will all stay in 
                         a planar formation, in the same orbital plane of the mother 
                         spacecraft, just dispersed in terms of mean anomaly. Initially, it 
                         is considered that the larger satellite orbits the Earth in an 
                         almost circular orbit with 2000 km of altitude. Then, a search for 
                         initial conditions of the small satellite is performed to find the 
                         best ones to move it away from the larger satellite such that it 
                         is allocated in a co-orbital orbit with respect to the larger 
                         satellite. These initial conditions should minimize the 
                         consumption of an impulsive maneuver required to move away the 
                         small satellite from the large one to put it in course to its 
                         final orbit, trying to make the best use of the most relevant 
                         perturbations, such as the solar radiation pressure and the 
                         oblateness of the Earth. In a second study, we will analyze the 
                         influence of the solar radiation pressure, depending on the A/m 
                         ratio of the spacecraft, in the trajectories.",
                  doi = "10.1088/1742-6596/1365/1/012017",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1365/1/012017",
                 issn = "1742-6588",
                label = "lattes: 1314532963757594 1 CavalcaPradGomeSanc:2019:OrMaFo",
             language = "pt",
           targetfile = "cavalca_orbital.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "18 abr. 2021"