Sun-Synchronous Orbit Slot Architecture Analysis and Development [thesis]

Eric Watson
Sun-Synchronous Orbit Slot Architecture Analysis and Development Eric Watson Space debris growth and an influx in space traffic will create a need for increased space traffic management. Due to orbital population density and likely future growth, the implementation of a slot architecture to Sun-synchronous orbit is considered in order to mitigate conjunctions among active satellites. This paper furthers work done in Sun-synchronous orbit slot architecture design and focuses on two main aspects.
more » ... n two main aspects. First, an in-depth relative motion analysis of satellites with respect to their assigned slots is presented. Then, a method for developing a slot architecture from a specific set of user defined inputs is derived. iv First, I am glad to further, in a very very small way, the emerging fields of space traffic management and space debris mitigation.
doi:10.15368/theses.2012.50 fatcat:4rzgogqwjndtlan4yjjbqy4pii