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Attitude and position determination using a star mapper on the small-satellite platform PoSAT-1
Author(s): Miguel G. Leitmann; Marc Fouquet; Jose Manuel Rebordao; Tiago Sepulveda
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Paper Abstract

On September 1, 1993 Portugal had its first small satellite called PoSAT-1 launched on the Arianespace Ariane 4 launcher from Kourou, French Guiana, and placed into an 820 Km polar and sunsynchronous orbit. This launch culminates nearly 18 months work, including the projection of an experimental low cost star mapper in this satellite category. This paper describes an overall view of the system concept, where special efforts were dedicated in the use of commercially available components in compliance with typical constraints for small satellites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1940, Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156649
Show Author Affiliations
Miguel G. Leitmann, INETI (Portugal)
Marc Fouquet, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Jose Manuel Rebordao, INETI (Portugal)
Tiago Sepulveda, INETI (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1940:
Small Satellite Technology and Applications III
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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