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MUPUS insertion device for the Rosetta mission

Grygorczuk, J. and Banaskiwicz, M. and Seweryn, Karoly and Spohn, Tilman (2007) MUPUS insertion device for the Rosetta mission. Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 1/2007, pp. 50-53. Polish National Institute of Communication. ISSN 1509-4553.

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An original mechanical device designed to insert a penetrator into a cometary nucleus in an almost gravityfree environment is described. The device comprises a hammer and a power supply system that stores electrical energy in a capacitor. The accumulated energy is discharged through a coil forming a part of electromagnetic circuit that accelerates the hammer. The efficiency of converting the electrical energy to kinetic energy of the hammer is not very high (amounts to about 25%), but the system is very reliable. Additionally, the hammer energy can be chosen from four power settings, hence adjustment of the stroke’s strength to nucleus hard- ness is possible. The device passed many mechanical, functional, thermal and vibration tests and was improved from one model to another. The final, flight model was integrated with the lander Philae and started its space journey to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in March 2004.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98145/
Document Type:Article
Title:MUPUS insertion device for the Rosetta mission
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Grygorczuk, J.Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, PolandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Banaskiwicz, M.Space Research Center WarsawUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seweryn, KarolySpace Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, PolandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 50-53
Publisher:Polish National Institute of Communication
Keywords:Rosetta, Mupus, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Thermalsonde
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 ROSETTA Instruments (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Spohn, Tilman
Deposited On:13 Oct 2015 08:00
Last Modified:19 Nov 2021 20:32

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