Research Summaries

Back Tinyscope: Preliminary Investigation on Very Small Three Axis Stabilized Spacecraft for Earth Applications from LEO

Fiscal Year 2008
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Romano, Marcello
Sponsor National Reconnaissance Office (DoD)
Summary The possible use of tiny three-axis stabilized spacecraft for earth imaging applications is proposed. This may constitute an important asset for DOD applications, in particular regarding short mission turnaround time, low cost and risk and low visibility. The class of spacecraft considered for this study is "nanosat," with total mass of about ten kilogram and total volume of about five liters. In particular, the proposed research focuses on conducting a preliminary design study based on currently available technology. Emphasis will be given to determine the potential performance and the technology.
Keywords Attitude Control; Earth Imaging; CubeSat; Small Spacecraft
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