Satellite Formation Flying Control by Mass Exchange
Formation flying relative motion control by mass exchange is proposed. The main idea of such a control approach is following. A certain mass is released at a given time and in given direction from one satellite. It should hit another one, leading to change relative trajectory that, in addition, should be closed after throwing over. The possibility of such a throwing over is shown in the paper. Relative trajectory changing is considered. Relative trajectory maintenance under J2 perturbation influence is demonstrated.
satellite formation flying, relative trajectory, mass exchange