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Prospects for using near-Earth GNSS as an infrastructure for navigation support of Lunar missions

Published: 14.10.2021

Authors: Mikhaylov M.V., Zarubin D.S., Zagovorchev V.А.

Published in issue: #10(118)/2021

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2021-10-2118

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Design, construction and production of aircraft

An increasing number of space agencies consider Moon exploration as a part of national and international space programs. Exploration plans include a distributed network of facilities on and around the Moon; opportunities for “driving force” projects based on the International Space Station program experience; and, on the whole, formation of the “Earth – low lunar orbit – Moon surface” payload traffic flow. The payload needs analysis shows that the cutting-edge Moon exploration program requires high quality navigation services (precise estimation of coordinates and velocity in near-real time). The subject of this paper is the issues of creating a navigation service based on the experience of the Russian segment of ISS and using the existing near-Earth GNSS systems as a navigation infrastructure.

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