Lemke, N. and Eissfeller, B. and Balbach, O. and Enderle, W. and Schmidhuber, Michael (1999) Results from the GPS Experiment on Equator-S. RTO SCI International Conference on "Integrated Navigation Systems", St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-26 May 1999.
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An encouraging concept for position determination of geostationary satellites is the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Although the geostationary orbit is well beyond the orbits of the GPS Navstar satellites (i.e. 20 000 km), it is possible to use GPS - as demonstrated with the GPS experiment on board of the German Small Satellite Equator-S. The experiment data have significant impact for the future use of GPS receivers on-board geostationary satellites. In the past, GPS receivers have only been used well below the orbital altitude of the GPS satellites. The reception of GPS signals at greater altitudes has been demonstrated within the Equator-S GPS experiment. As part of this, GPS signals have also been received from the antenna side lobes of the GPS satellites. The maximum altitude where the GPS receiver provided measurements was about 61 000 km.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Results from the GPS Experiment on Equator-S|
|Page Range:||p. 1|
|Keywords:||The scientific goals of Equator-S; The scientific objective of the GPS Experiment|
|Event Title:||RTO SCI International Conference on "Integrated Navigation Systems", St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-26 May 1999|
|Organizer:||Elektropribor, St. Petersburg, Russia|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugbetrieb und Astronautenausbildung|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 16:11|
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