Mykola Kaliuzhnyi, Felix Bushuev, Oleksandr Shulga, Yevgeniya Sybiryakova, Leonid Shakun, Vladislavs Bezrukovs, Sergiy Moskalenko, Vladislav Kulishenko, Yevgen Malynovskyi


An international network of passive correlation ranging of a geostationary telecommunication satellite is considered in the article. The network is developed by the RI "MAO". The network consists of five spatially separated stations of synchronized reception of DVB-S signals of digital satellite TV. The stations are located inUkraineandLatvia. The time difference of arrival (TDOA) on the network stations of the DVB-S signals, radiated by the satellite, is a measured parameter. The results of TDOA estimation obtained by the network in May-August 2016 are presented in the article. Orbital parameters of the tracked satellite are determined using measured values of the TDOA and two models of satellite motion: the analytical model SGP4/SDP4 and the model of numerical integration of the equations of satellite motion. Both models are realized using the free low-level space dynamics library OREKIT (ORbit Extrapolation KIT).


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orbit of geostationary satellite; DVB-S; TDOA

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