The Problem of the Choice of the Satellite Orbit in the Formation Adaptive Mirror System of the Space Radio Telescope Antenna

  • Andrey E. Gorodetskiy
  • Vugar G. KurbanovEmail author
  • Irina L. Tarasova
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 261)


Problem statement: The correct choice of the orbit on which the spacecraft is placed, largely determines its functionality in the distant operation. The article deals with the issues related to the choice of orbits of satellites that form the mirror system of the radio telescope. Purpose: Approaches to solving the problem of the choice of the satellite orbit in the formation adaptive mirror system of space radio telescope antenna. Results: The factors influencing the motion of the artificial earth satellite are analyzed. The suitability of various orbits of artificial earth satellites for the formation of a mirror system of a space radio telescope is evaluated. Practical significance: Recommendations on the choice of the orbit for artificial earth satellites used to form an adaptive mirror system of the space radio telescope antenna are given.


Space radio telescope The adaptive mirror system Control elements SEMS Alignment Focus adjustment Automatic control system Satellite orbit Equation of motion of satellites Influencing factors 



This work was financially supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research Grants 16-29-04424, 18-01-00076 and 19-08-00079.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey E. Gorodetskiy
    • 1
  • Vugar G. Kurbanov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Irina L. Tarasova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace InstrumentationSt. PetersburgRussia

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