Minimizing proton displacement damage dose during electric orbit raising of satellites
Kasdin, N. Jeremy
Choueiri, Edgar Y.
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Atri Dutta, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Edgar Choueiri, and Philippe Francken. "Minimizing Proton Displacement Damage Dose During Electric Orbit Raising of Satellites", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 4 (2016), pp. 963-969
Although electric propulsion systems have been used in deep space missions for performing interplanetary transfers, their use has primarily been restricted to station-keeping purposes for Earth-orbiting satellites. Geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) satellites have mostly used chemical thrusters to transfer to GEO from an initial orbit into which it is launched by an appropriate launch vehicle.
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