In this study, we investigated the design methods of satellite constellations to conduct near-real-time surveillance reconnaissance of the Korean Peninsula. Also, we designed satellite constellations utilizing the Walker-Delta method and repeat-ground-track method, and taking into account the target area and the feasible number of satellites. The constrains of the Electro-Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar equipment were also considered in performance analysis. As a result, the designed constellation has mean revisit time of less than 30 min which enables near-real-time surveillance reconnaissance of the Korean Peninsula. This research provides the strategy to design the satellite constellation for reconnaissance. Furthermore, it contributes to suggesting an operating strategy for micro-satellites constellation and guidelines for establishing space force.
|Translated title of the contribution||Design of Micro-Satellite Constellation for Reconnaissance of Korean Peninsula|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of the Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2022 Jun|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering