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JUMPSAT: Qualifying three equipments in the CubeSat mission

Farre-Ponsa, Roser and Strenge, Joachim H. and Gutierrez, Andrea and Grave, Julien and Lucas, William and Rouanne-Labe, Anne and Peille, Philippe and Pierl, Christoph and Lizy-Destrez, Stéphanie and Mignot, Jean JUMPSAT: Qualifying three equipments in the CubeSat mission. (2013) In: 64th IAC - International Astronautical Congress, 23 September 2013 - 27 September 2013 (Beijing, China).

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JUMPSAT is a 3-Unit CubeSat mission expected for launch in 2017. It is a collaborative project involving the French research institutes CNES and ONERA as well as two universities, the Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace and TELECOM Bretagne. The main mission objectives are the technological verification of both the three-axis attitude control system as well as the verification of two embedded payloads: A low cost Star Tracker developed by ISAE-Supaero for future small satellite missions and a directional radiation sensor for precise mapping of the Earth radiation belt. This article focuses on the mission concept and the status of the mission design in fall 2013. Main mission parameters are introduced, with emphases on the characteristic properties of the Jumpsat mission, as for example the choice of a sun-synchronous elliptical low-Earth Orbit, which is necessary to be in compliance with the payload requirements and at the same time to ensure space debris prevention. Furthermore, due to the limited observation time of a polar satellite, it was decided to utilize a distributed ground station network on S-band frequency for ensuring the necessary communication bandwidth for up- and downlink. The space segment will be equipped with deployable solar panels for improving the thermal and power budget of the overall system. Finally, a brief overview of the specifications and design of the attitude control system and both payloads are also given in the article.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:https://iafastro.directory/iac/archive/browse/IAC-13/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2013 09:03

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