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End-of-life disposal of high elliptical orbit missions: The case of INTEGRAL

Armellin, R, San-Juan, JF and Lara, M (2015) End-of-life disposal of high elliptical orbit missions: The case of INTEGRAL Advances in Space Research, 56 (3). pp. 479-493.

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Abstract

Nowadays there is international consensus that space activities must be managed to minimize debris generation and risk. The paper presents a method for the end-of-life (EoL) disposal of spacecraft in high elliptical orbits (HEO). The time evolution of HEO is strongly affected by Earth's oblateness and luni-solar perturbation, and this can cause in the long-term to extended interferences with low Earth orbit (LEO) protected region and uncontrolled Earth re-entry. An EoL disposal concept that exploits the effect of orbital perturbations to reduce the disposal cost is presented. The problem is formulated as a multiobjective optimization problem, which is solved with an evolutionary algorithm. To explore at the best the search space a semi-analytical orbit propagator, which allows the propagation of the orbit motion for 100 years in few seconds, is adopted. The EoL disposal of the INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) mission is used as a practical test-case to show the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Armellin, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
San-Juan, JFUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lara, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2015
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.asr.2015.03.020
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : End-of-life disposal, High elliptical orbits, Space debris, Long-term propagation, Trajectory optimization
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Nov 2016 14:09
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:58
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812983

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