Objectives:

  • After completing this lesson, the student will have demonstrated several key tasks satellite housekeeping operations, including satellite ephemeris updates and performing satellite maneuvers.

  • Identify when and why to update the ephemeris onboard a satellite

  • Demonstrate the operational process of updating an ephemeris

  • Identify the different types of satellite maneuvers and when each is used based on the situation

  • Identify and incorporate the role/responsibility of key mission operations positions during a maneuver

  • Demonstrate how the operational timing of a thruster firing/burn critically affects the desired outcome

  • Identify and understand the operational need for performing a collision avoidance maneuver