High-precision satellite orbit propagation with estimation of the covariance matrix


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Authors

  • A.G. Yessengaliyev Ghalam LLP
  • A.B. Mukanov Kazakhstan Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32523/2616-7182/bulmathenu.2022/4.1

Keywords:

Satellite, Orbit Propagator, Orbit Determination, Low Earth Orbit, orbit estimation, perturbing forces, numerical integration, Runge-Kutta methods, Covariance Matrix

Abstract

In this paper is proposed to use a model of high-precision propagation of the satellite position, in which the disturbing accelerations are determined, and the obtained numerical
results are presented.
All disturbing forces acting on the satellite are modeled, the up-to-date data of the parameters
of the atmospheric drag model, as well as the parameters IERS, EOP are used. The developed
software for satellite orbit propagation is applicable to support the flight control of the satellite,
while ensuring the accuracy of the level of 10-15 meters along the position vector of the satellite
over a weekly time interval.
With a given model of satellite motion and known statistical characteristics of orbit determination errors, the covariance matrix is predicted along with the state vector, which has found
application in many applied tasks for support of Flight dynamics activities.

Published

2022-12-30

How to Cite

А.Г. Есенгалиев, & А.Б. Муканов. (2022). High-precision satellite orbit propagation with estimation of the covariance matrix . Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Mathematics, Computer Science, Mechanics Series, 141(4), 6–27. https://doi.org/10.32523/2616-7182/bulmathenu.2022/4.1

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