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Spacecraft pointing stability constraints and instrument disturbance limits for optical remote sensing satellites
Author(s): Derrick A. Early; Alan D. Reth; Otilia I. Rodriguez-Alvarez
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the methodology used to develop the spacecraft pointing stability constraints and instrument disturbance limits for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) R series of spacecraft launching on or after 2012. Instrument line of sight stability and control requirements drive the spacecraft pointing stability constraints. In turn, the spacecraft constraints are used to define the instrument disturbance limits. The resulting limits on the spacecraft and instruments are defined in terms of spacecraft pointing error displacement, velocity and acceleration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511166
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Derrick A. Early, Swales Aerospace (United States)
Alan D. Reth, Chesapeake Aerospace (United States)
Otilia I. Rodriguez-Alvarez, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten, Editor(s)

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