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Laser Ranging to Nano-SatellitesG. Kirchner (1), Ludwig Grunwaldt (2), Reinhard Neubert (2), Franz Koidl (1), Merlin Barschke (3), Zizung Yoon (3), Hauke Fiedler (4), Christine Hollenstein (5)

Kirchner, Georg and Grunwaldt, Ludwig and Neubert, Reinhard and Koidl, Franz and Barschke, Merlin and Yoon, Zizung and Fiedler, Hauke and Hollenstein, Christine (2013) Laser Ranging to Nano-SatellitesG. Kirchner (1), Ludwig Grunwaldt (2), Reinhard Neubert (2), Franz Koidl (1), Merlin Barschke (3), Zizung Yoon (3), Hauke Fiedler (4), Christine Hollenstein (5). 18th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, 11-15 November 2013, Fujiyoshida, Japan.

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Abstract

Several small satellites in the class of pico- and nano-satellites will be equipped with multiple small corner cubes: OPS-SAT (ESA), S-Net and TechnoSat (8 kg resp. 15 kg; Technical University Berlin), and CubETH (ETH Zuerich). The size of these satellites is in the range from 10x10x30 cm up to about 40x40x30 cm; the planned circular orbits are in the 450 – 620 km range. Commercially available 10 mm and 0.5” corner cubes will be used for SLR; a single corner cube of this size will be sufficient for SLR to the planned LEO orbits. Placing several of these corner cubes on each side of the satellites will not only allow for standard SLR and POD, but also for an independent attitude determination with < 1° accuracy, even after the end of the satellites lifetime, or in case of problems or satellite failure. For multiple satellites flying in close formation, it will be possible to distinguish the sequence of single satellites within the formation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89079/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Laser Ranging to Nano-SatellitesG. Kirchner (1), Ludwig Grunwaldt (2), Reinhard Neubert (2), Franz Koidl (1), Merlin Barschke (3), Zizung Yoon (3), Hauke Fiedler (4), Christine Hollenstein (5)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kirchner, GeorgAustrian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Grunwaldt, LudwigGFZ PotsdamUNSPECIFIED
Neubert, ReinhardGFZ PotsdamUNSPECIFIED
Koidl, FranzAustrian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Barschke, MerlinTechnical University Berlin, Department for Aeronautics and AstronauticsUNSPECIFIED
Yoon, ZizungTechnical University Berlin, Department for Aeronautics and AstronauticsUNSPECIFIED
Fiedler, Haukehauke.fiedler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hollenstein, ChristineETH ZuerichUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Laser Ranging, Nano-Satellites, Cubesat
Event Title:18th International Workshop on Laser Ranging
Event Location:Fujiyoshida, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11-15 November 2013
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: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Fiedler, Dr. Hauke
Deposited On:07 May 2014 09:31
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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