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Title: Orbital flips due to solar radiation pressure for space debris in near-circular orbits
Authors: Belkin, S. O.
Kuznetsov, E. D.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Belkin S. O. Orbital flips due to solar radiation pressure for space debris in near-circular orbits / S. O. Belkin, E. D. Kuznetsov. — DOI 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.09.025 // Acta Astronautica. — 2021. — Vol. 178. — P. 360-369.
Abstract: Orbital plane flips, a transition from prograde to retrograde motion or vice versa, is a phenomenon due to solar radiation pressure that is investigated. We consider initial near-circular orbits with different inclinations, including the vicinity of orbits of the GNSS satellites, GEO, geosynchronous orbits, and super-GEO region. Dynamical evolution of orbits is studied from a numerical simulation. Initial conditions for the objects are chosen in the GNSS orbit regions (GLONASS, GPS, BeiDou, Galileo) as well as 450–1100 km above to nominal semi-major axes of the navigation orbits, and in the vicinity of GEO, geosynchronous orbits, and super-GEO region. Initial data correspond to nearly circular orbits with the eccentricity 0.001. The initial inclination is varied from 55° to 64.8∘. Initial values of longitude of ascending node are varied from 0° to 350°. High area-to-mass ratios are considered, at which orbital plane flips occur. Dynamical evolution covers periods of 24 and 240 years. The maximum inclination of the orbit is achieved when the longitude of the pericenter is sun-synchronous. Flips are possible only for objects with the area-to-mass ratio equal or more than 16 m2/kg (the radiation pressure coefficient is 1.44). The flips are caused precisely by solar radiation pressure. The Lidov–Kozai effect is suppressed by solar radiation pressure perturbations, affecting high area-to-mass ratio objects due to a secondary apsidal-nodal secular resonance. © 2020 IAA
Keywords: DISPOSAL ORBITS
GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS
ORBITAL FLIP
SECONDARY APSIDAL-NODAL SECULAR RESONANCE
SPACE DEBRIS
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
ORBITS
PRESSURE
RADIO NAVIGATION
SOLAR RADIATION
AREA-TO-MASS RATIOS
DYNAMICAL EVOLUTION
GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBITS
HIGH AREA-TO-MASS RATIOS
INITIAL CONDITIONS
NEAR-CIRCULAR ORBITS
RADIATION PRESSURE
SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE
SPACE DEBRIS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/101421
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85091554172
PURE ID: 13901289
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ISSN: 945765
DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.09.025
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation, FEUZ-2020-0030 .
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