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MASCOT - A Lightweight Multi-Purpose Lander Platform

Lange, M. and Hühne, C. and Mierheim, O. and Braukhane, A. and Ho, T-M. and Lange, C. and Wagenbach, S. and Witte, L. (2012) MASCOT - A Lightweight Multi-Purpose Lander Platform. EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES, MATERIALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING 2012, 20.-23.März 2012, Noordwijk, Niederlande. (In Press)

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Abstract

The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) is a small box shaped ~ 9 kg lander, developed to support and enhance larger S/C's scientific possibilities. Its P/L compartment includes currently 3 experiments of in total 3 kg. Further a mobility mechanism is on board which allows hopping manoeuvres on the asteroid. The system consist of two structures, a lander unit and a mechanical I/F structure. Both are designed as framework structures made of solid CFRP and CFRP-foam sandwich respectively. By designing consequently under the use of the materials orthotropic properties and additional design features (e.g. insertless) a very lightweight and stiff structure has been realised. With respect to a fully aluminium design a save of 75% structural mass for the lander unit was achieved and the structure is ready to enter Phase C. Being part of JAXA's Hayabusa 2 mission the launch date will be in December 2014 heading to the C-class asteroid 1999JU3.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:MASCOT - A Lightweight Multi-Purpose Lander Platform
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lange, M.m.lange@dlr.de
Hühne, C.UNSPECIFIED
Mierheim, O.UNSPECIFIED
Braukhane, A.UNSPECIFIED
Ho, T-M.UNSPECIFIED
Lange, C.UNSPECIFIED
Wagenbach, S.UNSPECIFIED
Witte, L.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2012
Status:In Press
Keywords:asteroid, lightweight, lander, MASCOT, multi-purpose, structure, CFRP, framework
Event Title:EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES, MATERIALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING 2012
Event Location:Noordwijk, Niederlande
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20.-23.März 2012
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignement
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):other
Location: Bremen , Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Michael Lange
Deposited On:30 Mar 2012 10:03
Last Modified:30 Mar 2012 10:03

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