orbit determination


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orbit determination

The process of describing the past, present, or predicted position of a satellite in terms of orbital parameters.
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There exist systematic biases between different altimeter data under effects of a different ellipsoid, time-varying sea surface height, satellite orbit determination error, altimeter error and geophysical correction error.
Accuracy of the orbit determination dramatically increased during last 25 years and a new study is needed.
From these observations, one can perform an orbit determination.
El Center for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE) esta formado por el Astronomical Institute de la Universidad de Berna; la Federal Office of Topography swisstopo; la Federal Agency of Cartography and Geodesy de Alemania; y el Institui fur Astronomische und Physikalische Geodasie de la Universidad Tecnica de Munich.
The bad news is that the improved orbit determination for Apophis has revealed a new impact possibility in 2068.
His world-class understanding of orbit dynamics led him to hold positions at EG&G, developing NASA's orbit determination software system.
During his career, Newhall worked on spacecraft navigation and orbit determination, very-long- baseline interferometry and lunar laser ranging.
The CODE precise orbits (coming from the Centre for Orbit Determination in Europe, Berne) have been used.
Premission orbit determination is required to predict whether the tilt axis will be needed to allow the satellite to be tracked for the entire pass.
The technology for ground-based and space-borne detection of NEOs, orbit determination, and automated spacecraft control and rendezvous can be expected to improve and diffuse rapidly in the coming decades.