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OPEN SOURCE MISSION TO THE MOON

Quantius, Dominik and Päsler, Hartmut and Braukhane, Andy and Gülzow, Peter and Bauer, Waldemar and Vollhardt, Achim and Schubert, Daniel and Romberg, Oliver (2010) OPEN SOURCE MISSION TO THE MOON. IAC 2010, 27. Sept. - 01. Okt. 2010, Prag, Tschechien.

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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 prior Moon mission came into mind. In co-operation 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 have been 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 as piggyback load 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. Due to the fact, that the satellite would be built by a private organisation, the mission is designed to be open to everyone who wants to join the project – collaborative, financially, or just receiving or using the produced data.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:OPEN SOURCE MISSION TO THE MOON
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Quantius, DominikDLR
Päsler, HartmutAmsat-DL
Braukhane, AndyDLR
Gülzow, PeterAmsat-DL
Bauer, WaldemarDLR
Vollhardt, AchimAmsat-DL
Schubert, DanielDLR
Romberg, OliverDLR
Date:27 September 2010
Refereed publication:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Open Source, Low Cost, Mond, Mars, HDTV, Communication, Public Engagement, Outreach, AMSAT, DLR, MORTIS, SPOSH, P5
Event Title:IAC 2010
Event Location:Prag, Tschechien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27. Sept. - 01. Okt. 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:29 Nov 2010 07:04
Last Modified:29 Jan 2014 11:03

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