A significant aspect of Stratospheric Satellite constellations is the use of a StratoSail® Balloon Guidance System (BGS) to guide each platform in the network so that the geometry objectives of the constellation are achieved. The process of constellation formation control can require advanced algorithms to ensure that objectives are achieved.
This page is a jumping-off point to view several simulations
that illustrate the feasibility of using a reasonably
low level of trajectory control to maintain geometry
Global or Hemispherical Networks
Potential Future Demonstration