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Calculating the periods of radio signal transmission between two spacecrafts through the Venus atmosphere in the problem of studying its composition

Published: 10.12.2019

Authors: Fedyaev K.S., Koryanov V.V., Bober S.A., Zubko V.A., Belyaev A.A.

Published in issue: #12(96)/2019

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2019-12-1943

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


The paper considers calculating the periods of radio signal transmission through the atmosphere of Venus between a small spacecraft placed in a limited orbit in the vicinity of the collinear libration point of the Sun-Venus system and a Venus orbiter. The problem arises in the framework of the project under discussion to study the atmosphere of Venus. The possibility of transfers of these spacecrafts to the required orbits under various initial conditions is also studied. The impulses required for transferring to the specified orbits at the selected initial state vector, the most suitable for solving this problem are calculated. The duration and the number of transmission periods depending on the location of one of the spacecrafts in a limited orbit in the vicinity of the libration point L1 or L2 of the Sun-Venus system are analyzed. The influence of the shape of the orbiter near-Venusian orbit on the character and duration of the periods of transmission through the atmosphere of Venus is investigated. It is concluded that the location of a small spacecraft in a limited orbit in the vicinity of the L1 libration point of the Sun-Venus system is more advantageous compared to L2 both in terms of the duration and the number of the transmission periods as well as terms of the necessary energy costs.

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