A numerical investigation on the eccentricity growth of GNSS disposal orbits

Alessi, E, Deleflie, F, Rosengren, A, Rossi, A, Valsecchi, G, Daquin, J and Merz, K 2016, 'A numerical investigation on the eccentricity growth of GNSS disposal orbits', Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, vol. 125, no. 1, pp. 71-90.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title A numerical investigation on the eccentricity growth of GNSS disposal orbits
Author(s) Alessi, E
Deleflie, F
Rosengren, A
Rossi, A
Valsecchi, G
Daquin, J
Merz, K
Year 2016
Journal name Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
Volume number 125
Issue number 1
Start page 71
End page 90
Total pages 20
Publisher Springer
Abstract We present the results of an extensive numerical exploration performed on the eccentricity growth in MEO associated with two possible end-of-life disposal strategies for GNSS satellites. The study calls attention to the existence of values of initial inclination, longitude of ascending node, and argument of perigee that are more advantageous in terms of long-term stability of the orbit. The important role of the initial epoch and a corresponding periodicity are also shown. The present investigation is influential in view of recent analytical and numerical developments on the chaotic nature of the region due to lunisolar perturbations, but also for the upcoming Galileo and BeiDou constellations.
Subject Astronomical and Space Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) BeiDou
End-of-life disposal practices
Galileo
GLONASS
GNSS
GPS
Long-term stability
MEO region
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s10569-016-9673-4
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ISSN 0923-2958
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