Exploration of the structure of the web of commensurabilities within the meo and gto regions

F. Deleflie, A. Bourgoin, E. M. Alessi, J. Daquin, A. Vienne, V. Morand, D. Hautesserres, A. Rossi, M. Fouchard

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Abstract

We deal with the structure of the web of commensurabilities in the MEO and GTO regions, in a model accounting for the non spherical shape of the Earth, the luni-solar perturbations and the solar radiation pressure. In particular, we study to what extent the change of initial parameters of storage orbits (namely and mainly the semi-major axis and the eccentricity), can affect the long term stability of these orbits over very long time scales (typically, one century). The study is based on the numerical integration of the averaged equations of motion, with a semi-analytic model suitable for all dynamical configurations that has been approved to be the reference one for the French Space Operations Act (through the dedicated software STELA and its Fortran prototype). In this paper, we present maps of maximal variations of the orbital parameters that we realized in different dynamical configurations, and in particular a couple of ones standing for some representatives cases of operational or disposal orbits in the GTO and MEO regions. We analyze them in terms of detection of resonance areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1251-1266
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period11/08/1315/08/13

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