BIRD - A Microsatellite for Hot Spot Detection
Walter, I. and Brieß, K. and Heym, B. and Bärwald, W. and Lura, F. and Studemund, H. (1999) BIRD - A Microsatellite for Hot Spot Detection. In: Cheaper by the Dozen: The Move to Small Satellite Constellations, . The 13th Annual AIAA/ Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, USA, August 23-26, 1999.
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The BIRD mission of the German Aerospace Center shall demonstrate the scientific and technological value and the technical and programmatic feasibility of a remote sensing small satellite mission under low budget constraints. The payload - a new generation of cooled infrared detectors - is adapted to the mission objective - the investigation of hot spots caused by forest fires or volcanic activities completed by the diagnosis of vegetation conditions and changes. BIRD - the Bispectral Infra-Red Dectector - is a three-axis stabilised spacecraft within a volume of 0.21 m³ and a mass of 83 kg. In flight configuration with one fixed and two deployed solar panels, providing 40 W average and 200 W peak power, the spacecraft dimensions are 620 x 1600 x 620 mm³. Although compatible to several launchers due to the highly compact design, the launch is scheduled for mid 2000 as a piggy-back payload. To fit in this time scale a modular desing was chosen for parallel development, manufacturing and integration of all functional segments. The article gives an overview of the mission objectives and some of the main design aspects as well as shows the status of work of the space segment.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||BIRD - A Microsatellite for Hot Spot Detection|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cheaper by the Dozen: The Move to Small Satellite Constellations|
|Series Name:||Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites|
|Event Title:||The 13th Annual AIAA/ Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, USA, August 23-26, 1999|
|Organizer:||Utah State University|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung|
|Deposited By:||Ute Dombrowski|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 18:17|
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