Program start date is on hold until Space Act Agreement is signed. Placeholder date of January 2014 is used as placeholder.
This experiment will investigate the coupled dynamics and associated controller-based mitigation strategies for a free-flying vehicle with a high-performance manipulator performing tasks analogous to satellite servicing. Its main objective is to determine the coupled dynamis between the manipulator and a free-floating base. The purpose of the test is to determine how well the manipulator is able to compensate for the motion of the free-flying base because of the coupled dynamics.More »