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A space-based mission to characterize the IEO population

Findlay, Ross and Eßmann, Olaf and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Hoffmann, Harald and Kührt, Ekkehard and Messina, Gabriele and Michaelis, H. and Mottola, S. and Müller, H. and Pedersen, Jakob Fromm (2012) A space-based mission to characterize the IEO population. Acta Astronautica, 90 (1), pp. 33-40. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.08.004 ISSN 0094-5765

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.08.004

Abstract

In 2007 the German Space Agency (DLR) initiated the Kompaktsatellit series of small satellites. With growing scientific interest in the threat of future asteroid impacts on Earth, the first mission selected for the Kompaktsatellit programme was AsteroidFinder, a mission to characterise the unknown Inner Earth Object (IEO) population. The mission is based around the AsteroidFinder Instrument (AFI), a high-performance optical telescope, with asteroids identified on-ground via their apparent motion against the fixed star background. Such a challenging mission implies significant demands on the Kompaktsatellit bus platform required to support the AFI. The tight constraints of small satellite design, namely time, finance and available mass, require innovative solutions to problems. With a launch scheduled for 2014 and the project due to enter Phase C in 2011, the challenges of achieving high science with a small satellite are already apparent.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/86965/
Document Type:Article
Title:A space-based mission to characterize the IEO population
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Findlay, RossDLRUNSPECIFIED
Eßmann, OlafDLRUNSPECIFIED
Grundmann, Jan Thimojan.grundmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981
Hoffmann, Haraldharald.hoffmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kührt, EkkehardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Messina, Gabrielegabriele.messina (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müller, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pedersen, Jakob FrommDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Astronautica
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:90
DOI :10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.08.004
Page Range:pp. 33-40
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0094-5765
Status:Published
Keywords:Asteroid detection; Standardisation; Mission design; Small satellite
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt AsteroidenFinder - Spacebus (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Satellitensysteme
Deposited By: Findlay, Ross
Deposited On:08 Jan 2014 11:43
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:44

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