POSITION ERROR IN STATION-KEEPING SATELLITE
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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An automatic station-keeping satellite must be able to measure its deviation from the nominal position. For the system considered here an equatorial synchronous orbit this involves a latitude difference measurement between the earth and sun at certain times. This report shows that a combination of an error in satellite orientation and the sun being in a plane other than the equatorial plane may result in errors in position determination. The nature of the errors involved is described and their magnitudes estimated.
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