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ALINA-2: Innovations on Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH’s Commercial Lunar Lander

Eyer, Jesse and Hervieu, Calum and Wagener, Martin and Still, Vincent and Hill, Ellen and Bryson, Donald and Court, Roman and Gopal, Chaitanya and Flecht, Tobias and Scherrmann, Marcel and Lukas, Steindorf and Krüger, Hans and Winter, Matthias (2021) ALINA-2: Innovations on Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH’s Commercial Lunar Lander. New Space, 9 (3), pp. 156-168. Mary Ann Liebert Inc.. doi: 10.1089/space.2020.0005. ISSN 2168-0256.

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Abstract

Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH (PTS) is developing a second iteration of their lunar lander called Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA)-2. With a wet mass of *4 tonnes, ALINA-2 will be capable of transporting 200 kg of commercial payloads from geostationary transfer orbit to the lunar surface. Several key enabling technologies are employed on ALINA-2. These include a 4 kN propulsion system, which provides the necessary thrust for the power descent maneuver (PDM) to the lunar surface and a total Dv of 3, 500 m/s for all maneuvers. The motors can be pulsed to vary the thrust level and improve the controllability of the lander. During the PDM, ALINA-2s guidance, navigation, and control utilizes a combination of radar, laser altimeters, and crater navigation technology to facilitate a soft and accurate landing. Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) is used strategically to lower the weight of ALINA-2s main structure and landing legs, while phase changing materials are employed on units with high heat loads. In addition to hosting a wide variety of commercial payloads, the lander can deploy 2 rovers equipped with long-term evolution (LTE) transceivers. ALINA-2 will use an LTE base station to communicate with the rovers, allowing them to stream high-definition video back to Earth.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144026/
Document Type:Article
Title:ALINA-2: Innovations on Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH’s Commercial Lunar Lander
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Eyer, Jessejesse.eyer (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Hervieu, CalumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wagener, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Still, VincentUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hill, EllenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bryson, DonaldUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Court, RomanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gopal, ChaitanyaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Flecht, TobiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scherrmann, MarcelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lukas, SteindorfUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, HansHans.Krueger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9729-8450
Winter, MatthiasMatthias.Winter (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 September 2021
Journal or Publication Title:New Space
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:9
DOI :10.1089/space.2020.0005
Page Range:pp. 156-168
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Davidian, KenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Liebert, Mary Annmliebert@email.liebertpub.comUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Series Name:New Space
ISSN:2168-0256
Status:Published
Keywords:Moon, exploration, design, lander, space system, GNC, Lunar Landing, Optical navigation
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 - Optical navigation on hybrid avionics architecture
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Krüger, Hans
Deposited On:29 Sep 2021 12:09
Last Modified:29 Sep 2021 12:09

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