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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

A Miniaturized Astrometric Alignment Sensor for Distributed & Non-Distributed GN&C Systems

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The primary objective of this study is to develop advanced CubeSat stellar sensors for Formation Flying/Relative Navigation missions.

This study is a technology demonstration to advance CubeSat capabilities for astrophysical measurements.  The objective is to develop advanced CubeSat stellar sensors for Formation Flying/Relative Navigation missions.  This study will result in the complete development and characterization of miniaturized cameras and software processing algorithms with multi-mode capability. 

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