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Conception of moon satellite navigation system building


V.E. Chebotarev, V.I. Kudimov, A.V. Konyaev


JSC Academician M. F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems
Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region, Russian Federation


The analysis of the problems of Selenodezic support of lunar satellite navigation systems is carried out. The implemented methods of ballistic support of near-Earth navigation satellites in terms of the possibility of their application for lunar satellite navigation systems are considered. When constructing a selenocentric coordinate system, it is proposed to use methods of creating a matching model of the gravitational field developed for terrestrial navigation systems and increasing the accuracy of the analytic theory of motion. The method of information compression was proposed to improve the speed of transmission of the results of the measurement of current navigation parameters obtained over the entire visible portion of the orbit. High-precision analytical theory of motion was developed to increase the speed of the solution of the problem of clarifying the initial conditions of motion. The automated complex for determining orbits on the basis of analytical methods was created to perform the formulated work to ensure proper accuracy. To start work on the construction of a selenocentric coordinate system, it is enough to launch 1-2 satellites to the near-moon orbit and deploy a network of 3-4 selenodezic points. Software in the Global Navigation Satellite Systems can be organized on a personal computer.


Moon, moon satellite navigation system, moon station, navigation


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Chebotarev V.E., Kudimov V.I., Konyaev A.V. Conception of moon satellite navigation system building // Spacecrafts & Technologies, 2018, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 79-83. doi: 10.26732/2618-7957-2018-2-79-83

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