Study of a High-Precision System for Predicting ISS Motion (VEKTOR-T) - 06.06.18

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The Study of a High-Precision System for Predicting ISS Motion (Vektor-T) verifies the International Space Station (ISS) motion prediction methodology that has been developed for improving the ISS motion determination and prediction accuracy as compared to the nominal orbital determination and prediction system currently in operation. To accomplish this task Vektor-T utilizes navigational measurements of ISS motion using both the ground tracking station radar systems and the Global Position System (GPS) and GLONASS navigation satellite system receivers.
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
Mikhail Yurievich Belyaev, S.P. Korolev RSC "Energia", Korolev, Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
December 2001 - December 2002; November 2002 - May 2003; April 2003 - May 2012; September 2012 - September 2015

Expeditions Assigned
4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28,29/30,33/34,35/36,37/38,39/40,41/42,43/44

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
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Applications

Space Applications
As a result of the Vektor-T experiment, a pilot high-precision system for predicting the ISS motion will be developed. Operating this system will improve the ISS motion determination accuracy and will provide precise navigational correlation for the results of the experimental and research activities performed on the ISS, as well as for other station flight control tasks.

Earth Applications
The Earth Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

The phase of development testing of navigation satellite data processing methodologies to address ISS motion determination tasks has currently been completed, and work has begun on the task of configuring a high-precision system for predicting the ISS motion using the following as a basis: the developed models of perturbations impacting the ISS; the motion determination and prediction methodologies; and the experimentally refined ISS motion prediction model parameters.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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