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Number: 244/158.8
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Spacecraft formation, orbit, or interplanetary path > Orbital control > Automatic
Description: Subject matter in which the process or means acts without human intervention.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8439312 System and methods for simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control May. 14, 2013
8380370 Spacecraft acquisition maneuvers using position-based gyroless control Feb. 19, 2013
8282043 Simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control Oct. 9, 2012
8262028 Spacecraft and method for operating the spacecraft Sep. 11, 2012
8186626 GPS based orbit determination of a spacecraft in the presence of thruster maneuvers May. 29, 2012
8096511 System for controlling the deployment of spacecraft required to fly in formation, by simultaneous and high-precision determination of their positions Jan. 17, 2012
8099186 Satellite navigation using long-term navigation information and autonomous orbit control Jan. 17, 2012
7967255 Autonomous space flight system and planetary lander for executing a discrete landing sequence to remove unknown navigation error, perform hazard avoidance and relocate the lander and method Jun. 28, 2011
7922124 Power optimized system for electric propulsion stationkeeping geosynchronous spacecraft Apr. 12, 2011
7918420 System and methods for simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control Apr. 5, 2011
7795566 Exclusion zone guidance method for spacecraft Sep. 14, 2010
7454272 Geostationary stationkeeping method Nov. 18, 2008
6634602 Artificial satellite with an orbit having a long staying time in a zenith direction, an orbit control method and a communication system therewith Oct. 21, 2003
6439507 Closed-loop spacecraft orbit control Aug. 27, 2002
6422516 Artificial satellite with an orbit having a long staying time in a zenith direction, an orbit control method and a communication system therewith Jul. 23, 2002
6352222 Satellite, satellite control method and satellite communication system Mar. 5, 2002
6341749 Method of simultaneously reducing inclination and eccentricity for geostationary orbit transfer Jan. 29, 2002
6341249 Autonomous unified on-board orbit and attitude control system for satellites Jan. 22, 2002
6341250 Low energy method for changing the inclinations of orbiting satellites using weak stability boundaries and a computer process for implementing same Jan. 22, 2002
6317661 Argument of perigee correction with longitude control for inclined, eccentric, geosynchronous satellites Nov. 13, 2001
6314344 Automated orbit compensation system and method Nov. 6, 2001
6305646 Eccentricity control strategy for inclined geosynchronous orbits Oct. 23, 2001
6135394 Practical method and apparatus for satellite stationkeeping Oct. 24, 2000
6102334 Method and apparatus for determining close approaches for earth-fixed launch trajectories Aug. 15, 2000
6097997 Low energy method for changing the inclinations of orbiting satellites using weak stability boundaries and a computer process for implementing same Aug. 1, 2000
6089507 Autonomous orbit control with position and velocity feedback using modern control theory Jul. 18, 2000
6058338 Method and apparatus for efficient GPS assistance in a communication system May. 2, 2000
6009376 Technique for the use of GPS for high orbiting satellites Dec. 28, 1999
5979830 Method and arrangement for keeping a geostationary satellite cluster on a dedicated position by employing an optical intersatellite link Nov. 9, 1999
5951609 Method and system for autonomous spacecraft control Sep. 14, 1999
5938703 Embedded command module with matrix switch drive capability Aug. 17, 1999
5935196 Technique for the use of GPS for high orbiting satellites Aug. 10, 1999
5855341 Method of controlling a plurality of satellites Jan. 5, 1999
5810297 Satellite cluster attitude/orbit determination and control system and method Sep. 22, 1998
5528502 Satellite orbit maintenance system Jun. 18, 1996
5506780 Apparatus for orbit control of at least two co-located geostationary satellites Apr. 9, 1996
5119225 Multiple access communication system Jun. 2, 1992











 
 
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