On the Role of Star Catalogues for Autonomous Space Navigation

  • V. V. Ivashkin
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 141)


The questions connected with constructing modern systems of autonomous navigation for spacecraft are considered. Increasing importance of these systems is shown, which is due to: a sharp increase in a number of spacecraft launches and congestion of on-ground control centers; and a necessity to provide more accurate and timely determination of motion parameters and motion control of spacecraft during their flights to the Solar System’s celestial bodies. Importance of the star sighting and angular measurements connected with stars for adequate solution of space navigation problems is shown.Thus the star catalogues play a significant role for constructing navigational algorithms.


Celestial Body Angular Measurement Autonomous Navigation Keldysh Institute Inertial Coordinate System 
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© IAU 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Ivashkin
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  1. 1.Keldysh Institute of Applied MathematicsMoscowUSSR

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