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Free-TV from Moon

Quantius, Dominik and Päsler, Hartmut and Braukhane, Andy and Gülzow, Peter and Bauer, Waldemar and Schubert, Daniel and Romberg, Oliver (2010) Free-TV from Moon. Global Lunar Conference 2010, 31. Mai - 03. Juni 2010, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

The German non-profit amateur satellite organisation AMSAT-Deutschland successfully designed built and launched four HEO satellites in the last three decades. Now they are going to build a satellite to leave the Earth orbit based on their flight-proven P3-D satellite design. Due to energetic constraints the most suitable launch date for the planned P5-A satellite to Mars will be in 2018. To efficiently use the relatively long time gap until launch a possible Moon mission came into mind. In collaboration with the DLR-Institute of Space Systems in Bremen, Germany, two studies on systems level for a first P5 satellite towards Moon and a following one towards Mars were performed. By using the DLR’s Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) two consistent satellite concepts were designed including mission analysis, configuration, propulsion, subsystem dimensioning, payload selection, budgeting and cost. The present paper gives an insight in the accomplished design process and the results of the performed study towards Moon. The developed Moon orbiter is designed to carry the following four main instruments besides flexible communication abilities: • slewable HDTV camera combined with a high gain antenna that allows receiving lunar television using a commercially available satellite TV dish on Earth • sensor imaging infrared spectrometer for mineralogy of lunar silicates and lunar surface temperature measurements • camera for detection and monitoring of impact flashes in visible light (VIS) on lunar night side caused by meteoroid impact events • camera technology test for interplanetary navigation and planetary approach navigation. This study presents a non-industrial satellite concept that could be launched piggy back on Ariane 5 into GTO. It promises a low cost mission towards Moon with spectacular values from a public as well as scientific point of view.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:GLUC-2010.1.7.A.P.8
Title:Free-TV from Moon
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Quantius, DominikDLR
Päsler, HartmutAmsat-DL
Braukhane, AndyDLR
Gülzow, PeterAmsat-DL
Bauer, WaldemarDLR
Schubert, DanielDLR
Romberg, OliverDLR
Date:June 2010
Refereed publication:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Moon, Television, Satellite, Direct-TV, Amateur Radio, AMSAT, DLR, HDTV, Infrared Spectrometer, monitoring impact flashes, low cost
Event Title:Global Lunar Conference 2010
Event Location:Beijing, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31. Mai - 03. Juni 2010
Organizer:IAF
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Deposited By: Dominik Quantius
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 10:35
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:22

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