The Flower Constellations visualization and analysis tool

@article{Bruccoleri2005TheFC,
  title={The Flower Constellations visualization and analysis tool},
  author={Christian Bruccoleri and Daniele Mortari},
  journal={2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  year={2005},
  pages={601-606}
}
The Flower Constellations is a methodology to design satellite constellations characterized by compatible orbits with respect to an assigned given rotating reference frame. In this rotating reference frame all the satellites follow the same close-loop relative trajectory (repeated space tracks). A Flower Constellation is obtained by means of a suitable phasing mechanism that initially distributes the satellites in a subset of admissible positions. The interplay of the design parameters… CONTINUE READING
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