The study presented in this paper deals with an optimization control station keeping box manoeuvers for geostationary satellites equipped with electric propulsion. The station keeping box (SKBOX) represented the maximum permitted values of the excursion of the satellite in longitude and latitude. It can be represented as a pyramidal solid angle, whose vertex is at the centre of the earth, within which the satellite must remain at all times. In this work, the station keeping box is defined by the two half angles at the vertex, one within the plan of the equator (E-W width), and the other in the plan of the satellite meridian (N-S width). A number of different techniques are available for the numerical solution of the station keeping box problem. In this work we will consider the direct method for solution of continuous optimal control problem. Simulation results have demonstrated that the spacecraft can be tightly controlled within station keeping box.

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BEROUAL, DJAMEL BENATIA, Louardi. Optimization Control SK Box Manoeuvres For GEO Satellites using Electric Thrusters (Ocskbox). Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], dec. 2015. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1870>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022.