Procedure of comparative assessment of the efficiency of Earth remote sensing satellites with different optoelectronic telescopic complexes


New optoelectronic telescopic complexes to be implemented are currently selected on the basis of painstaking  and long-term research in which scientific research institutes of the customer and space-rocket branch, as well as enterprises specializing in producing optoelectronic telescopic complexes and space vehicles of Earth remote sensing take part. A technique of ranking optoelectronic telescopic systems according to the degree of influence on the target characteristics of a space observation system (linear ground resolution, frequency of observation, accuracy of georeferencing, efficiency of delivery of remote sensing information etc.), taking into account possible changes in the design parameters of remote sensing spacecraft and the cost of new projects is proposed. The technique is based on the use of software for preliminary estimates of mass-dimensional and other design parameters of ERS satellites depending on the preset performance targets of space systems. The method proposed makes it possible to carry out prompt analysis of the efficiency of implementing some technology connected with choosing the design characteristics of Earth remote sensing space satellites equipped with optoelectronic telescopic systems.

About the authors

N. N. Stratilatova

JSC Space Rocket Center «Progress», Samara

Author for correspondence.

Russian Federation

Head of Bureau

V. I. Kurenkov

Samara National Research University


Russian Federation

Doctor of Science (Engineering), Professor
Professor of the
Department of Space Engineering

A. S. Kucherov

Samara National Research University


Russian Federation

Candidate of Science (Engineering)
Assistant Professor of the Department of Space Engineering

A. S. Egorov

JSC Space Rocket Center «Progress», Samara


Russian Federation

Design engineer


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