The Development of Automated Processing of Orbit Predictions for CHAMP

Abstract

The German research satellite CHAMP, launched on July 15, 2000, features two tracking systems: a GPS Black Jack flight receiver and a Laser Retro Reflector (LRR). For operating the ground station network of the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) orbit predictions are needed. In order to meet the accuracy requirements of the SLR technique orbit… (More)

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