New Insights on Flower Constellations Theory

  title={New Insights on Flower Constellations Theory},
  author={Martin E. Avendano and Daniele Mortari},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems},
The theory of Flower Constellations consists of a general methodology to design axial-symmetric satellite constellations whose satellites all move on the same trajectory with respect to a reference frame rotating at assigned constant angular velocity. Due to the complexity, the Flower Constellations theory as introduced by the authors, is incomplete, leaving open several problems, such as the equivalency and the similarity. In this article, the foundations of the Flower Constellations theory… CONTINUE READING