Certificate of Registration Media number Эл #ФС77-53688 of 17 April 2013. ISSN 2308-6033. DOI 10.18698/2308-6033
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Planning the mission of an Earth remote sensing spacecraft based on open source data

Published: 19.06.2019

Authors: Zapletin M.P., Zhakypov A.T.

Published in issue: #6(90)/2019

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2019-6-1892

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

The paper introduces a non-profit program designed to improve the efficiency in the study of the Earth’s surface. The program is designed to build the orbit of an Earth remote sensing satellite, to evaluate the plan and the possibilities of surveying a region of interest on the Earth's surface. Using this program, the user can visualize the orbit of any available commercial Earth remote sensing satellite in the required period of time, evaluate and plan a survey of the certain area by a specific spacecraft. The computational part of the program is based on the SGP4 model, which uses publicly available TLE data for Earth remote sensing satellites, on spherical trigonometry formulas and heuristic methods of computational shortcut. The program is implemented as a web application in the programming languages JavaScript and PHP using the Bootstrap, JQuery and Cesium libraries

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