Resources & Research
Here are a few resources you may find useful:
- AFSPC Astrodynamic Standards
This paper describes AFSPC’s current effort to upgrade the AFSPC Astrodynamic Standards to meet modern developer needs.
- Why use AFSPC Astrodynamic Standards
Analysts download TLEs from the JSPOC and to have the best accuracy, they need to use the algorithms that the JSPOC uses which are the AFSPC Astrodynamic Standards. Using other models with the JSPOC generated TLEs will introduce inaccuracy.
- A Summary of Astrodynamic Standards
This paper is an introduction to astrodynamic standards. The paper introduces the reader to the available techniques, sources, practices, and tools for astrodynamic propagation applications.
- Astrodynamics - Propagation Specifications, Technical Definitions, and Recommended Practices
This document provides the broad astrodynamics and space operations community with technical standards and lays out recommended approaches to ensure compatibility between organizations.
- JSPOC Conjunction Alerts could Be Improved, Group Says
U.S. Air Force warnings to satellite operators of impending close orbital passes involving their satellites are not reliable, primarily because the service is unable to automatically process precise orbit-location data available from these companies, according to industry officials.
- Space M&S Analytical Roadmap
This presentation by Dr. Tom Walker describes ways to improve space modeling and simulation across many domains.
- USAF Space Command
This is the Headquarters US Air Force Space Command (HQ AFSPC) for Astrodynamic Standards Distribution public website.
- USAF Space Command Astrodynamic Software
This is a list of astrodynamic standards software maintained and distributed by AFSPC/A9.
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