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Estimation of PW-Sat satellite orbit based on Doppler effect
Author(s): Marcin Stolarski; Grzegorz Woźniak
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Paper Abstract

PW-Sat satellite has been launched into the orbit together with eight other small satellites. After the launch and separation they were occupying very close positions (what has been indicated by radar observations), so it was impossible to determine which object was PW-Sat. This article describes how the exact position of satellite has been determined by means of precision signal reception and employing Doppler shift calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 84540H (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000192
Show Author Affiliations
Marcin Stolarski, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
Grzegorz Woźniak, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8454:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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