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Comparison of Multiple Spacecraft Configuration Designs for Coordinated Flight Missions

Fumenti, Federico and Theil, Stephan (2017) Comparison of Multiple Spacecraft Configuration Designs for Coordinated Flight Missions. CEAS EuroGNC 2017, 25-27 April 2017, Warsaw, Poland.

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Abstract

Coordinated flight allows the replacement of a single monolithic spacecraft with multiple smaller ones, based on the idea of distributed systems. According to the mission objectives and in order to ensure a safe relative motion, constraints on the relative distances need to be satisfied. At first a proper orbit design can limit the differential perturbations, then through corrective maneuvers their induced differential drifts can be canceled. In this work several designs are surveyed, defining the initial configuration of a group of spacecraft while counteracting the differential perturbations. For each of the investigated designs the focus is on the number of deployable spacecraft and on the possibility to ensure safe relative motion through station keeping of the initial configuration, with particular attention to the required $\Delta V$ budget and the constraints violations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111305/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Comparison of Multiple Spacecraft Configuration Designs for Coordinated Flight Missions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fumenti, Federicodlr bremen, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Theil, Stephandlr-ry, bremenUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:multiple satellites, coordinated flight
Event Title:CEAS EuroGNC 2017
Event Location:Warsaw, Poland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25-27 April 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Fumenti, Federico
Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 12:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:08

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