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Inception of Star Sensors in Attitude and Orbit Control System


Ms. Pallavi R. Suryawanshi , JSPM’S Rajarshi Shahu Collage of Engineering IInd Shift Polytechnic, Tathawade , Pune; Mrs. Rajshree S. Mahale, JSPM Rajarshi Shahu Collage Of Engineering , II nd Shift Polytechnic, Tathawade, Pune


Orbit Control System, celestial navigation system (CNS), Star Trackers Lights the Way


Star sensors play an important role in attitude determination for satellites in celestial navigation system (CNS) because it has high accuracy and high reliability devices. The main steps for attitude determination include star point location, star identification and attitude tracking Star tracker. A ‘Star Sensor’ that determines the orientation of a spacecraft with respect to stars is one of the important contributions from the scores of private and public sector units that have played a key role in the Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission. The ‘Star Sensor’ has been developed by Hyderabad-based Ananth Technologies Ltd (ATL), which has for long been associated with the satellite missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Chandrayaan-2 mission comprises the GSLV-MkIII launcher, the Orbiter and the Lander.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I100170
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2020
Page(s): 211-213

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