Use of GPS for Tethered Satellite Position Determination

by Bjorn L. Johns, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
George W. Morgenthaler, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


This paper provides a description of the potential application of GPS to determine the position of a tethered satellite with respect to the Space Shuttle. Relative positioning is performed applying the position correction method to post-processed experiments, using only C/A code correlating receivers. Results from simulated experiments are included.

Subject Headings: Global navigation satellite systems | Satellites | Aircraft and spacecraft | Global positioning systems | Control systems | Information systems | Geographic information systems

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