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Spacecraft health and environmental monitoring from a CubeSat platform

Burgon, Ross; Holland, Andrew; Harriss, Richard and Sheridan, Simon (2012). Spacecraft health and environmental monitoring from a CubeSat platform. In: UN/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium, 10 Oct -13 Oct 2012, Nagoya, Japan.

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Abstract

The uncertainties in the outgassing/offgassing, dust/debris, and radiation environments within and surrounding spacecraft regularly lead to operational problems with technical, scientific and ultimately economically deleterious consequences. In this paper we present the outputs of a study into a small modular spacecraft health and environmental monitoring package deployed in a standard 3U CubeSat platform that will provide real time measurements of a spacecraft's immediate environment to inform operators and on-board systems of threats to spacecraft or payload "health" via a comprehensive and correlated dataset of many related environmental parameters. We also demonstrate a mission concept with this platform deployed in LEO orbit.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Nano-Satellite Symposium
Keywords: Cubesat, health; environment; monitoring
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 34690
Depositing User: Ross Burgon
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 20:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34690
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