Symmetries and Rank Deficiency in the Orbit Determination Around Another Planet

  • Claudio Bonanno
  • Andrea Milani


We study the possible degeneracies for the normal matrix of the observations from the Earth of the motion of a satellite around a planet, and give the possible solutions to the loss of precision in the orbit determination caused by the rank deficiency. Finally we discuss the methods available to control the instability in the orbit determination resulting from the degeneracy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Bonanno
    • 1
  • Andrea Milani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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