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Precise Orbit Determination for ALOSThe Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) has been developed to contribute to the fields of mapping, precise regional land coverage observation, disaster monitoring, and resource surveying. Because the mounted sensors need high geometrical accuracy, precise orbit determination for ALOS is essential for satisfying the mission objectives. So ALOS mounts a GPS receiver and a Laser Reflector (LR) for Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR). This paper deals with the precise orbit determination experiments for ALOS using Global and High Accuracy Trajectory determination System (GUTS) and the evaluation of the orbit determination accuracy by SLR data. The results show that, even though the GPS receiver loses lock of GPS signals more frequently than expected, GPS-based orbit is consistent with SLR-based orbit. And considering the 1 sigma error, orbit determination accuracy of a few decimeters (peak-to-peak) was achieved.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Nakamura, Ryo
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Ibaraki, Japan)
Nakamura, Shinichi
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Ibaraki, Japan)
Kudo, Nobuo
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Ibaraki, Japan)
Katagiri, Seiji
(Fujitsu Ltd. Chiba, Japan)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 24, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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