@Article{CavalcaPradGomeMerg:2019:OrMaFo,
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
(INPE)}",
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"
}