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Orbit determination for the KOMPSAT-1 Spacecraft during the period of the solar maximum
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Orbit determination for the KOMPSAT-1 Spacecraft during the period of the solar maximum
Kim, Hae-Dong; Kim, Eun-Kyou; Choi, Hae-Jin;
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The KOMPSAT-1 satellite, launched into a circular sun synchronous orbit on Dec. 21, 1999, entered itsyear of successful operation this year. The purposes of the mission are to collect earth images (6.6 m resolution), multi-spectral images of the ocean, and to collect information on the particle environment of the low earth orbit. For normal operation, KOMPSAT-1 orbits are determined using GPS navigation solutions. However, at the start of the life of KOMPSAT-1, the 11-year solar activity cycle was at a maximum. Solar flux was maintained at this level until 2002, and thereafter reduced to a moderate level by 2004. Thus, the OD (Orbit Determination) accuracy has varied according to the solar activity. This paper presents the degree to which the OD accuracy could be degraded during a high solar activity period compared with that of a (relatively) low solar activity period. We investigated the effect of the use of solve-for parameters such as a drag coefficient (), solar radiation coefficient (), and the general accelerations () on OD accuracy with solar activity. For the evaluation of orbit determination accuracy, orbit overlap comparison is used since no independent orbits of comparable accuracy are available for comparison. The effect of the use of a box-wing model instead of a constant cross-sectional area is also investigated.
KOMPSAT-1;Orbit determination;
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