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FormSat, a Scalable Formation Flying Communication Satellite System

Braukhane, A. und Arza, M. und Bacher, M. und Calaprice, M. und Fiedler, H. und Koehne, V. und McGuire, H.R. und Rivera, J.J. (2010) FormSat, a Scalable Formation Flying Communication Satellite System. In: IEEE Aerospace Conference 2010. IEEE Aerospace Conference, 06.-13. März 2010 , Big Sky, Montana, USA. ISBN 978-1-4244-3888-4. ISSN ISSN 1095-323X

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The competitive and evolving nature of the commercial communications satellite market sector, combined with the limited number of allocations in geosynchronous orbit, have led to a steady increase in the complexity, size and weight of satellites. Satellite manufacturers in the sector have suffered from increased non-recurring engineering costs and low rate production, leading to insufficient profit margins. This paper identifies an opportunity to capitalize on the overcrowding of prime geosynchronous orbit slots and provides satellite service providers with a scalable space system solution that fulfills their need to follow market evolution. The proposed space system, FormSat, is based on standardized medium power satellites flying in formation in the geosynchronous orbit. The system will consist of transparent communication satellites connected via intersatellite links to a hub satellite, which carries the processing and routing functionality of the communication satellites in the formation, allowing management and optimization of in-orbit resources. FormSat allows gradual increase of capacity by adding additional communication satellites in the same formation. This system architecture is integrated with attractive services using a new payload hosting business model. Satellite service providers can reduce upfront investment, and are able to gradually deploy and expand to new applications or commercial markets with reduced risks. The FormSat architecture will provide a profitable and sustainable business for satellite manufacturers with low upfront investment and additional new value added for satellite service providers.

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Titel:FormSat, a Scalable Formation Flying Communication Satellite System
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-Adresse der Autoren
Braukhane, A.DLR
Bacher, M.Serco FM
Calaprice, M.CNES
Fiedler, H.DLR
Koehne, V.Space Application Services
McGuire, H.R.Boeing
Datum:März 2010
Erschienen in:IEEE Aerospace Conference 2010
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In ISI Web of Science:Nein
ISSN:ISSN 1095-323X
Stichwörter:Communication Satellite Formation Flying System Study Distributed Payload Business Approach
Veranstaltungstitel:IEEE Aerospace Conference
Veranstaltungsort:Big Sky, Montana, USA
Veranstaltungsart:internationale Konferenz
Veranstaltungsdatum:06.-13. März 2010
Veranstalter :AIAA / IEEE
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W - keine Zuordnung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W - keine Zuordnung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W -- keine Zuordnung (alt)
Standort: Bremen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Hinterlegt von: Andy Braukhane
Hinterlegt am:23 Jul 2010 10:14
Letzte Änderung:23 Jul 2010 10:14

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