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Recent activities of the FP7-ESPaCE consortium

Thuillot, W. ; Lainey, V. ; Dehant, V. ; Arlot, J.-E. ; Gurvits,, L. ; Hussmann, H. ; Oberst, J. ; Rosenblatt, P. ; Marty, J. C. ; Vermeersen, B. ; Bauer, S. ; De Cuyper, J.-P. ; Dirkx, D. ; Hestroffer, D. ; Kudryashova, M. ; Meunier, L. E. ; Pasewaldt, A. ; Rambaux, N. ; Robert, V. ; Tajeddine, R. ; Willner, K.

published in Journées 2013 "Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels", pp. 277-279 (2014)

Abstract: The consortium ESPaCE (European Satellite Partnership for Computing Ephemerides) is composed of seven European institutes: IMCCE ((Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides, Paris Obs.), ROB (Royal Observatory of Belgium), TUB (Technical University of Berlin), JIVE (Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe), TUD (Delft University of Technology), French space agency (CNES) in France and German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Germany. The objective of this FP7 European project is to provide new accurate ephemerides of natural satellites and spacecraft. For this goal many astrometric data issued from ground-based observations as well as from space observations have been analyzed and reduced. On the other hand new technologies applied to the positioning of spacecraft are also studied. The ESPaCE project addresses also data related to gravity and shape modeling, control point network and rotational parameters of natural satellites. The accuracy improvement of these ephemerides makes them a powerful tool for the analysis of space missions or the preparation of future missions, or for the determination of some physical parameters.

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