This IRAD will advance the technology to provide a stellar sensor that may be used for astrometric alignments necessary for Formation Flying/Relative Navigation related missions. The objective of this project is to develop an advanced stellar sensor for astrometric alignment and other challenging SmallSat-class Formation Flying/Relative Navigation missions such as the Virtual Telescope (VT) concept.
The prototype will be a assembly consisting of a small, low powered electronics box, stellar detector and a lens assembly with a manual fine focus feature.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|
|Wallops Flight Facility (WFF)||Supporting Organization||NASA Facility||Wallops Island, Virginia|