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Resonant Orbital Dynamics in LEO Region: Space Debris in Focus

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Author(s):
Sampaio, J. C. [1] ; Wnuk, E. [2] ; Vilhena de Moraes, R. [1] ; Fernandes, S. S. [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, BR-12231280 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Astron Observ, AMU, PL-60286 Poznan - Poland
[3] ITA, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING; 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The increasing number of objects orbiting the earth justifies the great attention and interest in the observation, spacecraft protection, and collision avoidance. These studies involve different disturbances and resonances in the orbital motions of these objects distributed by the distinct altitudes. In this work, objects in resonant orbital motions are studied in low earth orbits. Using the two-line elements (TLE) of the NORAD, resonant angles and resonant periods associated with real motions are described, providing more accurate information to develop an analytical model that describes a certain resonance. The time behaviors of the semimajor axis, eccentricity, and inclination of some space debris are studied. Possible irregular motions are observed by the frequency analysis and by the presence of different resonant angles describing the orbital dynamics of these objects. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/21023-6 - Artificial satellite dynamics
Grantee:Rodolpho Vilhena de Moraes
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/24369-0 - Space debris: collisions with artificial satellites and earth
Grantee:Jarbas Cordeiro Sampaio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate