Organization of uniform dispersal for group of small satellites after their separation and acceptable spread at stages of their further approaches

1Degtyarev, AV, 1Vorobiova, IA, 1Sheptun, AD
1Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2016, 22 ;(3):25-31
Publication Language: Russian
In this paper we defined conditions for uniform distribution of satellite group during first flight orbits after separation and their approaching to small distances for a long time intervals. We describe analytical relations and conditions for separation of satellite pairs, which correspond to minimal distances during their approach period. The possibility of satellites approach to distances approximately equal 10 m was confirmed numerically.
Keywords: angular spatial separation of orbit planes, estimation of minimal distances, group launches, maximal satellites approaches, minimal distances, satellites spatial separation
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