Certificate of Registration Media number Эл #ФС77-53688 of 17 April 2013. ISSN 2308-6033. DOI 10.18698/2308-6033
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Safety policy for the four-impulse rendezvous maneuver on the near-circular orbits

Published: 12.05.2017

Authors: Baranov A.A., Karatunov M.O.

Published in issue: #7(67)/2017

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2017-7-1636

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Aircraft Dynamics, Ballistics, Motion Control

The article touches upon the problem of safety measures for the orbital rendezvous maneuver with regard to the spacecraft deviation from the dangerous approach to the lumps of space debris. The distinctive feature is an inability to perform an additional deviation maneuver at the phasing stage. We suggest a technique for changing the four-impulse rendezvous maneuver on the near-circular orbits, which allows avoiding the collision on the phasing orbit without extra power consumption. The technique is based on the geometrical representation of the maneuver in the plane of the eccentricity vector projection and involves changing the maneuver performance with account of the forbidden region. We present an algorithm for searching this region. The article analyses the dependence of the forbidden region shape, dimensions and location on the dangerous approach magnitude.

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