Journal of Astronautics ›› 2017, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (9): 911-918.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2017.09.003

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Development of Long Distance Autonomous Rendezvous for Spacecraft

LI Meng, MA Xiao bing   

  1. 1. Institute of Manned Space System Engineering, China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing 100094, China;
    2. College of Aerospace Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
  • Received:2017-03-13 Revised:2017-07-02 Online:2017-09-15 Published:2017-09-25


In order to realize automatization in rendezvous and docking mission, a method of long distance autonomous rendezvous for spacecraft is proposed. A maneuver strategy adapted to long distance autonomous rendezvous is designed. The control parameters are obtained by the autonomous maneuver plan algorithm which contains the initial value calculating and accurate solution iterating. The quasi-mean element method combined with the mean atmosphere density method is used to reduce the on-orbit calculation quantity. The simulation result shows that the design variables of this method satisfy the terminal conditions well.

Key words: Spacecraft, Long distance, Autonomous rendezvous, Analytic orbit prediction

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