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Hayabusa II – MASCOT Asteroid Lander with innovative Mobility Mechanism

Reill, Josef and Sedlmayr, Hans-Jürgen and Neugebauer, Philipp and Maier, Maximillian and Krämer, Erich and Lichtenheldt, Roy (2015) Hayabusa II – MASCOT Asteroid Lander with innovative Mobility Mechanism. In: 11th IAA International Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions. 11th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, 09.-11. Jun. 2015, Berlin, Deutschland.

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The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) is already on its way to the C-type asteroid 1999 JU3. On 3rd December 2014 at 05:22 CEST, an H IIA launch vehicle lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center and the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft together with its MASCOT lander began their journey through space. After a cruise of almost four years, Hayabusa 2 with MASCOT will reach their target, where MASCOT will descend to the surface of the Asteroid 1999 JU3. The innovative hopping mechanism, which was developed at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) allows the lander to upright to nominal position and to relocate on asteroid surface by hopping. A big advantage of this movement principle is the independence of the surrounding environment on th e asteroid like rocks, craters and so on. Based on Multi-Body-System simulation the drive was developed and verified by a zero-g flight campaign. Based on the DEXHAND experience, the high power drive system could be realized in a very space saving way. This was necessary due to the small envelope of the MASCOT lander package and the very limited mass budget of only 10 kg. The challenges for the development of this drive system were the space and mass restrictions on the one hand and to overcome the risk of cold welding during the long cruise phase of approximately four years. During the cruise phase multiple check outs will be performed. These check outs could be used to analyze the health of the overall system including the mechanical parts. The possible increase of friction will result in an increased motor current which is one of the parameters that will be monitored during the active check out of the mobility subsystem. This poster gives an overview of the mission and the actual state of the MASCOT lander.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97360/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Hayabusa II – MASCOT Asteroid Lander with innovative Mobility Mechanism
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Reill, JosefUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4092-063XUNSPECIFIED
Sedlmayr, Hans-JürgenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1180-3960UNSPECIFIED
Lichtenheldt, RoyUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2539-4910UNSPECIFIED
Date:9 June 2015
Journal or Publication Title:11th IAA International Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:MASCOT, Hayabusa II
Event Title:11th International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference
Event Location:Berlin, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-11. Jun. 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project MASCOT (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Mechatronic Components and Systems
Institute of System Dynamics and Control > Space System Dynamics
Deposited By: Reill, Dr. Josef
Deposited On:02 Nov 2015 13:20
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:23

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