Orbit determination of ETS-8 by pegasus observatory in kyushu university

Hideaki Hinagawa, Toshiya Hanada

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Orbital debris removal is suggested for sustainable space development and utilization for human being to deal with the recent orbital debris issues. Kyushu University in Japan has operated a Meade telescope since 2012, and started working on investigation of knowledge on how objects to be removed are tumbling using light curve. However, the estimation of attitude motion needs orbit determination first since attitude estimation requires a geometrical relationship among the Sun, the observer, and the target debris. This paper introduces the telescope, presents an established orbit determination tool, and tests the tool by observing ETS-8, a geosynchronous spacecraft.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 15 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


Other2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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