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Orbit Maneuver for Responsive Coverage Using Electric Propulsion

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Orbit Maneuver for Responsive Coverage Using Electric Propulsion - Hall, Timothy S
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The use of continuous electric propulsion to manipulate a satellite's orbit offers significant potential for enhancing coverage of a target in ways not previously considered. Elliptical orbits utilizing a very low perigee can facilitate access to the surface and atmosphere of the Earth at sub-ionosphere altitudes while counteracting atmospheric drag forces using continuous electric propulsion. Additionally, in-plane and out-of-plane manipulation of both circular and elliptical orbits can allow for passage of a satellite ...

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Orbit Maneuver for Responsive Coverage Using Electric Propulsion 2012, Biblioscholar

ISBN-13: 9781288306046

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