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Precise Orbit Determination of GIOVE-B Based on the CONGO Network

Steigenberger, Peter and Hugentobler, Urs and Montenbruck, Oliver and Hauschild, Andre (2011) Precise Orbit Determination of GIOVE-B Based on the CONGO Network. Journal of Geodesy, 85 (6), pp. 357-365. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s00190-011-0443-5. ISSN 0949-7714.

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GIOVE-B is one of two test satellites for the future European Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo. The CooperativeNetwork forGIOVEObservation (CONGO) is a global tracking network of GIOVE-capable receivers established by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) and Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG). This network provides the basis for the precise orbit determination of the GIOVE-B satellite for the time period 29 June till 27 October 2009 with a modified version of the BerneseGPS Software. Different arc lengths and sets of orbit parameters were tested. These tests showed that the full set of nine radiation pressure parameters resulted in a better performance than the reduced set of five parameters. An internal precision of about one to two decimeters could be demonstrated for the central day of 5-day solutions. The orbit predictions have a precision of about 1m for a prediction period of 24 h. External validations with Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) show residuals on the level of 12 cm. The accuracy of the final orbits is expected to be on the few decimeter level.

Document Type:Article
Title:Precise Orbit Determination of GIOVE-B Based on the CONGO Network
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Steigenberger, PeterTUM
Hugentobler, UrsTUM
Montenbruck, OliverDLR
Hauschild, AndreDLR
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Geodesy
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 357-365
Keywords:GIOVE-B; CONGO; Orbit Determination; SLR; Solar Rediation Pressure
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat.hab. Oliver Montenbruck
Deposited On:09 Mar 2011 11:51
Last Modified:12 Jan 2015 14:00

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