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Moscow University Physics Bulletin

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 141–153 | Cite as

Space Navigation by X-Ray Pulsars

  • M. V. Sazhin
  • V. E. Zharov
  • V. K. Milyukov
  • M. S. Pshirkov
  • V. N. Sementsov
  • O. S. Sazhina
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology (Review)
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Abstract

This review considers the problem of autonomously determining the position of a spacecraft in space based on the analysis of pulses emitted by X-ray pulsars. The characteristics of the prospective equipment and lists of pulsar candidates for reference sources are given. The navigation algorithm and resulting accuracy characteristics are substantiated.

Keywords

pulsars spatial position integral pulse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Sazhin
    • 2
  • V. E. Zharov
    • 1
  • V. K. Milyukov
    • 2
  • M. S. Pshirkov
    • 2
  • V. N. Sementsov
    • 2
  • O. S. Sazhina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sternberg State Institute of AstronomyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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