A procedure for determination of value and nature of disturbances acting on rotation of AES

1Epishev, VP, 1Isak, II, 1Motrunich, II, 1Novak, EJ
1Space Research Laboratory of the Uzhgorod National University, Uzhgorod, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(5-6):152-155
Publication Language: Russian
A procedure for the estimation of value and nature of non-gravitational disturbances acting on the rotation of artificial Earth satellites (AES) is described. It is based on high-accuracy determination of own rotation period and orientation of unguided space objects. The procedure is applied to results of observations of AES of the «Midas» (altitude of flight is about 3700 km) and «Meteor» (about 860 km) types. The form of satellites is a combination of a body-cylinder and two solar arrays. In addition, the AES of the «Meteor» type have parabolic-reflector aerial.
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