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Research of the ranges of effective application of unified space platforms for geostationary communication satellites


V.E. Chebotarev, I.I. Zimin, A.A. Vnukov


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


The topical problem of choosing the standard size of the unified space platform developed by the joint-stock company «Academician M. F. Reshetnev» Information Satellite Systems» for geostationary communication satellites has been formulated. Previously, the task of assessing the effectiveness of using the developed unified platforms for creating a new spacecraft was solved to a greater extent empirically, by generalizing the groundwork for existing developments and assessing the possibility and feasibility of using the existing groundwork in the future (development continuity). However, a methodological basis for solving this kind of problem has not yet been developed. As part of the study, a model for assessing the efficiency of a spacecraft based on a unified space platform was developed. A method for evaluating the effectiveness of the use of unified space platforms with an excess resource (in terms of mass and energy consumption) for the payload and a method for evaluating the effectiveness of using a modernized unified space platform, which makes it possible to meet increased resource requirements (in terms of weight and energy consumption) for the payload, have been developed. With the help of the developed methods, the assessment of the range of effective use of a unified space platform for geostationary communication satellites developed by JSC ISS was carried out, both without revision and with the necessary modernization for a specific project (payload).


geostationary communication satellite, spacecraft, space platform, payload, performance indicator, efficiency assessment method


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Chebotarev V.E., Zimin I.I., Vnukov A.A. Research of the ranges of effective application of unified space platforms for geostationary communication satellites // Spacecrafts & Technologies, 2021, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 51-56. doi: 10.26732/

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