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Station keeping for a GEO satellite
- Title Station keeping for a GEO satellite
- Released 10/04/2008 4:25 pm
- Copyright ESA
To compensate for the perturbations of the orbit due to gravitational and other forces, satellites must operate their thrusters and perform manoeuvres at regular time intervals. Whenever a satellite diverges too much from its nominal position, its thrusters are fired. Here a so-called North-South station keeping manoeuvre is shown, whereby the orbit inclination is put back to zero degrees.
- Id 214252