I'm trying to determine what's the best way to calculate the required orbit for a LEO remote sensing satellite. I understand there exists the trade-off between sensor coverage and sensor accuracy, but I'm just trying to find something quantitative to start with.
Say I have some generic requirements;
- I want the satellite to have maximum coverage over a country's landmass (e.g. all of India is scanned)
- The revisit rate is to be maximised
Assuming I have an arbitrary swathe width of 500Km, how do I calculate the orbital altitude and inclination such that I can maximise a country's coverage and do it as fast as possible?
Thanks for any guidance!