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.More »
NASA is in a unique position to develop world-class, space-qualified pointing and alignment stellar sensor hardware unseen in the commercial world. This will ultimately lead to developing future missions for virtual telescope demonstrations and other CubeSats/SmallSats in Heliophysics and Astrophysics.
The commercial space industry will continue to a have an important role in NASA proximity operations, exploration and distributed missions. Thus, the research will enable them to develop and support future missions systems for exceptional scientific discoveries.
The development of the miniaturized a inertial alignment sensor allows other governmental agencies pursue distributed mission concepts for enhanced space weather imaging and/or forecasting networks in various Heliocentric orbits.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|