Cosmic Research

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 342–352 | Cite as

Navigation support for the RadioAstron mission

  • M. V. ZakhvatkinEmail author
  • Yu. N. Ponomarev
  • V. A. Stepan’yants
  • A. G. Tuchin
  • G. S. Zaslavskiy


A developed method of determination of orbital parameters allows one to estimate, along with orbit elements, some additional parameters that characterize solar radiation pressure and perturbing accelerations due to unloadings of reactiion wheels. A parameterized model of perturbing action of solar radiation pressure on the spacecraft motion is described (this model takes into account the shape, reflecting properties of surfaces, and spacecraft attitude). Some orbit determination results are presented obtained by the joint processing of radio measurements of slant range and Doppler, laser range measurements used to calibrate the radio measurements, optical observations of right ascension and declination, and telemetry data on spacecraft thrusters’ firings during an unloading of reaction wheels.


Cosmic Research Orbit Determination Solar Radiation Pressure Spacecraft Attitude Telemetry Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Zakhvatkin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu. N. Ponomarev
    • 2
  • V. A. Stepan’yants
    • 1
  • A. G. Tuchin
    • 1
  • G. S. Zaslavskiy
    • 1
  1. 1.Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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