Satellite power subsystem requirements for time-constrained electric orbit-raising with minimal radiation impact

Atri Dutta, Paola Libraro, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Edgar Choueiri

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the problem of orbit-raising of all-electric satellites. In order to minimize the impact of radiation during the electric orbit-raising maneuver, we formulate an optimization problem that minimizes radiation fluence along the trajectory. We use a direct optimization approach to solve the resulting optimal control problem for a variety of mission scenarios. We identify combinations of electric thrusters and starting orbits that deploy a satellite in GEO in 6 months, and identify the mass and power requirements of the solar arrays for small and large classes of telecommunication satellites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-782
Number of pages18
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume148
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 14 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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