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Free-TV from Moon

Quantius, Dominik and Päsler, Hartmut and Braukhane, Andy and Gülzow, Peter and Bauer, Waldemar and Schubert, Daniel and Romberg, Oliver (2010) Free-TV from Moon. Global Lunar Conference 2010, 31. Mai - 03. Juni 2010, Beijing, China.



The German non-profit amateur satellite organisation AMSAT-Deutschland successfully designed built and launched four HEO satellites in the last three decades. Now they are going to build a satellite to leave the Earth orbit based on their flight-proven P3-D satellite design. Due to energetic constraints the most suitable launch date for the planned P5-A satellite to Mars will be in 2018. To efficiently use the relatively long time gap until launch a possible Moon mission came into mind. In collaboration with the DLR-Institute of Space Systems in Bremen, Germany, two studies on systems level for a first P5 satellite towards Moon and a following one towards Mars were performed. By using the DLR’s Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF) two consistent satellite concepts were designed including mission analysis, configuration, propulsion, subsystem dimensioning, payload selection, budgeting and cost. The present paper gives an insight in the accomplished design process and the results of the performed study towards Moon. The developed Moon orbiter is designed to carry the following four main instruments besides flexible communication abilities: • slewable HDTV camera combined with a high gain antenna that allows receiving lunar television using a commercially available satellite TV dish on Earth • sensor imaging infrared spectrometer for mineralogy of lunar silicates and lunar surface temperature measurements • camera for detection and monitoring of impact flashes in visible light (VIS) on lunar night side caused by meteoroid impact events • camera technology test for interplanetary navigation and planetary approach navigation. This study presents a non-industrial satellite concept that could be launched piggy back on Ariane 5 into GTO. It promises a low cost mission towards Moon with spectacular values from a public as well as scientific point of view.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/64545/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:GLUC-2010.1.7.A.P.8
Title:Free-TV from Moon
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Päsler, HartmutAmsat-DLUNSPECIFIED
Gülzow, PeterAmsat-DLUNSPECIFIED
Romberg, OliverDLRhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Date:June 2010
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Moon, Television, Satellite, Direct-TV, Amateur Radio, AMSAT, DLR, HDTV, Infrared Spectrometer, monitoring impact flashes, low cost
Event Title:Global Lunar Conference 2010
Event Location:Beijing, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31. Mai - 03. Juni 2010
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 - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Quantius, Dominik
Deposited On:05 Jul 2010 10:35
Last Modified:04 May 2020 09:57

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