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The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD

Brieß, K. and Bärwald, W. and Gerlich, T. and Jahn, H. and Lura, F. and Studemund, F. (2000) The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD. Acta Astronautica, 46 (2-6), pp. 111-120.

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Abstract

The paper describes the DLR small satellite mission “BIRD”. The BIRD mission is dedicated to hot spot detection and investigation from space by means of new developed infrared array sensors. They are suitable for Earth remote sensing with small satellites. A dedicated two-channel cooled infrared sensor system is developed for hot spot detection and investigation from space. It is combined with a two-channel VIS/NIR sensor system for special questions of the remote sensing of vegetation. The sensor system and data processing algorithms are tested by airborne experiments. Results of the airborne experiments are pointed out in the paper. A specialty of this mission consists in the constraint to implement this payload on a micro satellite suitable for a piggyback launch. So the launch is not a main cost driver as for other small satellite missions with dedicated launchers. The mass of the complete satellite including payload and launch adapter has to be less than 100 kg. To meet the particular requirements of the payload on the spacecraft bus a lot of new developments on component level are done. The paper describes the 3-axis stabilized satellite, the basic spacecraft modes, the mission architecture and the model philosophy within strict design-to-cost constraints.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000,
Title:The DLR Small Satellite Mission BIRD
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Brieß, K.UNSPECIFIED
Bärwald, W.UNSPECIFIED
Gerlich, T.UNSPECIFIED
Jahn, H.UNSPECIFIED
Lura, F.UNSPECIFIED
Studemund, F.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2000
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Astronautica
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:46
Page Range:pp. 111-120
Status:Published
Keywords:BIRD, small satellite mission, infrared detection, remote sensing, Earth observation
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):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 18:38

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