Gossamer Roadmap Technology reference study for a Sub-L1 space weather mission

McInnes, C. R. et al. (2014) Gossamer Roadmap Technology reference study for a Sub-L1 space weather mission. In: Advances in Solar Sailing. Series: Springer Praxis books in astronautical engineering. Springer, pp. 227-242. ISBN 9783642349065 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34907-2_16)

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A technology reference study for a displaced Lagrange point space weather mission is presented. The mission builds on previous concepts, but adopts a strong micro-spacecraft philosophy to deliver a low mass platform and payload which can be accommodated on the DLR/ESA Gossamer-3 technology demonstration mission. A direct escape from Geostationary Transfer Orbit is assumed with the sail deployed after the escape burn. The use of a miniaturized, low mass platform and payload then allows the Gossamer-3 solar sail to potentially double the warning time of space weather events. The mission profile and mass budgets will be presented to achieve these ambitious goals.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McInnes, Professor Colin
Authors: McInnes, C. R., Bothmer, V., Dachwald, B., Geppert, U. R. M. E., Heiligers, J., Hilgers, A., Johnson, L., Macdonald, M., Reinhard, R., Seboldt, W., and Spietz, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy

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