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Multiple spacecraft configuration designs for coordinated flight missions

Fumenti, Federico and Theil, Stephan (2018) Multiple spacecraft configuration designs for coordinated flight missions. CEAS Space Journal, pp. 1-21. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12567-018-0193-9 ISSN 1868-2502

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Abstract

Coordinated flight allows the replacement of a single monolithic spacecraft with multiple smaller ones, based on the principle 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. Initially, differential perturbations are limited by proper orbit design. Then, the induced differential drifts can be properly handled through corrective maneuvers. 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, focus is placed upon 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 DV budget and the constraints violations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118384/
Document Type:Article
Title:Multiple spacecraft configuration designs for coordinated flight missions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fumenti, FedericoFederico.Fumenti (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Theil, StephanStephan.Theil (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-8091
Date:19 January 2018
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Space Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/s12567-018-0193-9
Page Range:pp. 1-21
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1868-2502
Status:Published
Keywords:Multiple spacecraft, Coordinated flight, Station keeping
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:24 Jan 2018 10:25
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:15

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