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PegaStar spacecraft concept for remote sensing missions
Author(s): Robert E. Lindberg; Keith G. Lyon; Robert H. Meurer; Elizabeth A. Coxon
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Paper Abstract

The PegaStar small satellite platform combines functions that are common to both satellites and launch vehicles (guidance and control, power, communications and data systems), thereby eliminating the cost and weight of duplicate systems and allowing users to launch heavier and more sophisticated platforms at lower cost. PegaStar's design is based on the satellite bus integrated into the Pegasus air-launched vehicle; the PegaStar for remote sensing missions aboard the Taurus booster will involve only modest modification of the current PegaStar design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138027
Show Author Affiliations
Robert E. Lindberg, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)
Keith G. Lyon, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)
Robert H. Meurer, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)
Elizabeth A. Coxon, Orbital Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1691:
Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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