Gotsmann, M. and Steckling, M. and Gill, E. (2001) Miniflex Satellite Concept for Precursor and Commercial Missions. 3rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 2-6, 2001, Berlin. ISBN 3-98685-566-2.
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An upward trend in the development of microsatellites has been observed during the past few years mainly due to lower development and production costs and the wide range of applications. In order to assure technology know how for future misssions Astrium GmbH has developed a MiniFlex Satellite Concept in the class from 80 kg to 250 kg derived from the Flexbus philosophy. The MiniFlex Satellite System in a modular concept that enables the design and manufacturing of 'tailor made' solutions for specific missions, technically based on reference architecture and a fixed set of recuring hardware elements (core elements). The classical subsystem or unit level design has been broken down to functional block levels (PCB`s). Potential fields of application are precursor missions in the field of constellation / formation flying, inter-satellite communication, verification of distributed system funcions and on-board autonomy. This paper outlines the major features of the MiniFlex Satellite and describes an application example.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001, monograph_id=IAA-B3-1501 423-427,|
|Title:||Miniflex Satellite Concept for Precursor and Commercial Missions|
|Keywords:||Autonomous Navigation, Formation Flying|
|Event Title:||3rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 2-6, 2001, Berlin|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugbetrieb und Astronautenausbildung|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 17:20|
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