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From Sail to Soil - Getting Sailcraft out of the Harbour on a Visit to One of Earth's Nearest Neighbours

Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Bauer, Waldemar and Biele, Jens and Cordero, Federico and Dachwald, Bernd and Koncz, Alexander and Krause, Christian and Mikschl, Tobias and Montenegro, Sergio and Quantius, Dominik and Ruffer, Michael and Sasaki, Kaname and Schmitz, Nicole and Seefeldt, Patric and Toth, Norbert and Wejmo, Elisabet and Koch, Aaron and Seboldt, W. and Sznajder, Maciej (2015) From Sail to Soil - Getting Sailcraft out of the Harbour on a Visit to One of Earth's Nearest Neighbours. In: IAA PDC2015 proceedings online - http://pdc.iaaweb.org/?q=ipc. IAA on-line. 4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference – PDC 2015, 13.-17. Apr. 2015, Frascati, Rom, Italien.

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The DLR-ESTEC GOSSAMER roadmap envisages the development of solar sailing by successive low-cost technology demonstrators towards first science missions. In this framework, the GOSSAMER-1 deployment demonstrator for a (5 m)² sail structure in low Earth orbit is followed by a (20 m)² sail effect demonstrator GOSSAMER-2 for higher Earth orbits, and the (50 m)² GOSSAMER-3 sailcraft to prove the principle within the Earth-Moon system. Missions requiring the unique capabilities of solar sail propulsion were studied by science working groups, including multiple NEO rendezvous and fly-by. The GOSSAMER sail technology has been developed by DLR since the 1990s, with a successful (20 m)² deployment test in 1999 at DLR Cologne. The requirements for GOSSAMER-3 demand the demonstration of sufficient trajectory and attitude control for science missions. Advances in boom, sail, and deployment mechanisms have already now increased the payload margin of baseline GOSSAMER-3 designs from a few to several kg. A camera to demonstrate attitude control and a magnetometer to study the space environment around a sail were first considered as payloads for GOSSAMER-3. In addition to these, the shoebox-sized 10 kg asteroid lander MASCOT recently launched with HAYABUSA-2 also carries a hyperspectral infrared soil microscope and a surface thermal infrared radiometer. The camera‘s and radiometer‘s fields of view coincide on the asteroid surface. Although designed for a mission on (162173) 1999 JU3, with the necessary margins for the unknown the instruments are versatile enough to adapt. Thus, a minimal modification of MASCOT may be integrated as separable instrument module with GOSSAMER-3, first to observe the sail during the deployment and demonstration flight phases. In an extended mission and with experience previously gained, the mission could be concluded by the rendezvous with and the challenging drop of a ballistic lander onto a small asteroid near Earth. For the exercise scenario on the mitigation of fictional Earth impactor 2015 PDC, it is assumed that the GOSSAMER roadmap keeps its 2 year mission interval after the last expected launch date for GOSSAMER-1; the HAYABUSA-2 mission proceeds successfully; the MASCOT Flight Spare become Ground Reference Model is preserved flightworthy and released from duty ½ year after the landing of MASCOT on 1999 JU3 to be mated to a likely GOSSAMER-3 design prepared for but not depending on this opportunity. The combined spacecraft may: fly a technology demonstration mission extended to end at a nearby NEA; proceed directly to 2015 PDC for a fast flyby, a rendezvous and lander drop, or both; or abort the already begun tech-demo mission and midways change course towards the newly recognized threat.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103048/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:From Sail to Soil - Getting Sailcraft out of the Harbour on a Visit to One of Earth's Nearest Neighbours
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Grundmann, Jan Thimojan.grundmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981
Bauer, Waldemarwaldemar.bauer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensDLR-Köln, jens.biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cordero, Federicofederico.cordero (at) telespazio-vega.deUNSPECIFIED
Dachwald, Bernddachwald (at) fh-aachen.deUNSPECIFIED
Koncz, Alexanderalexander.koncz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krause, ChristianDLR-Köln, christian.krause (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mikschl, Tobiastobias.mikschl (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Montenegro, Sergiosergio.montenegro (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Quantius, DominikDominik.Quantius (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ruffer, Michaelmichael.ruffer (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Sasaki, KanameKaname.Sasaki (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmitz, Nicolenicole.schmitz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seefeldt, Patricpatric.seefeldt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Toth, Norbertnorbert.toth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wejmo, ElisabetElisabet.Wejmo (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Koch, Aaronaaron.koch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seboldt, W.nc-seboldwo (at) netcologne.deUNSPECIFIED
Sznajder, Maciejmaciej.sznajder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 April 2015
Journal or Publication Title:IAA PDC2015 proceedings online - http://pdc.iaaweb.org/?q=ipc
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Ailor, WilliamThe Aerospace CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:IAA on-line
Series Name:IAA Scientific Activity
Keywords:small spacecraft, solar sail, GOSSAMER roadmap, MASCOT, co-orbital asteroid
Event Title:4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference – PDC 2015
Event Location:Frascati, Rom, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17. Apr. 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Entfaltungstechnologie . Solar Sail (old), R - Project Mascot (Bus)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Satellitensysteme
Institute of Space Systems > Systemkonditionierung
Institute of Space Systems > Explorationssysteme
Institute of Space Systems > Avionics Systems
Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Grundmann, Jan Thimo
Deposited On:12 Feb 2016 11:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:00

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