Using EOP and Solar Weather Data for Satellite Operations
AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Vallado, David A. and T.S. Kelso, "Earth Orientation Parameter and Space
Weather Data for Flight Operations," presented at the 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight
Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, HI, 2013 February 10–14.
Earth Orientation Parameter and Space Weather data are critical data elements
for numerical propagation and space operations. Since CSSI first began
assembling consolidated files of EOP and space weather data, we have tracked the
performance of these data to better understand what operational users can
expect. We present detailed analysis and results over the last few years to
assess the best sources for this data, and recommend options for processing when
no data exists. Corrections to space weather data are shown where anomalies
exist. Finally, we investigate the implications of space weather prediction
accuracy and its effect on satellite lifetime.