Guidance, navigation and control of a free-flying robot during its rendezvous with a passive space vehicle

  • Yevgeny Somov
  • Sergey Butyrin
  • Sergey Somov


Methods for guidance and control of a space robot-manipulator at its approach to a non-cooperative space vehicle on a sun-synchronous orbit in conditions of uncertainty and incompleteness of measurements are considered. An operational strategy to estimate the resources needed for onboard devices of the robot’s attitude and orbit control system is discussed.