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I'm designing a satellite( flying in formation).

It looks like 3 couples of daughter-satellites(180degree apart) orbiting around the mother satellite in 3 orthogonal planes to measure flyby anomally effect. I want to measure the effect in 3-separate directions. But i'm afraid that the orbiting pairs would effect each others in non-linear way. Will the other two couples the ohter? then at least is it possible to calibrate that effect in systematic calculation? or is the effect only able to be computed numerically? - I need it to be solvable in analytic way.

to make it celarer, let's say:

at time = 0;

mother is at the origin(0,0) - Center of Mass

daughter-x1 at (-1,0,0) x2 (1,0,0)

y1 (0.2.0) y2(0.-2.0)

z1(0.0.3) z2(0.0-3) (distinct separations to avoid collision)

then, they start to orbit in independent periods.

- one more, if this system it self orbit around the earth, is the fluctuation(due to varying configuration of its daughters) of mother's kinetic energy predictable? how about individual daughters kinetic energy?

It looks like 3 couples of daughter-satellites(180degree apart) orbiting around the mother satellite in 3 orthogonal planes to measure flyby anomally effect. I want to measure the effect in 3-separate directions. But i'm afraid that the orbiting pairs would effect each others in non-linear way. Will the other two couples the ohter? then at least is it possible to calibrate that effect in systematic calculation? or is the effect only able to be computed numerically? - I need it to be solvable in analytic way.

to make it celarer, let's say:

at time = 0;

mother is at the origin(0,0) - Center of Mass

daughter-x1 at (-1,0,0) x2 (1,0,0)

y1 (0.2.0) y2(0.-2.0)

z1(0.0.3) z2(0.0-3) (distinct separations to avoid collision)

then, they start to orbit in independent periods.

- one more, if this system it self orbit around the earth, is the fluctuation(due to varying configuration of its daughters) of mother's kinetic energy predictable? how about individual daughters kinetic energy?

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