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DeSCJOB: the deep space cam joined observation bot
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Paper Abstract

Large spacecraft missions have both technical and financial needs. Technical needs drive the inclusion of numerous subsystems, which must be configured or deployed. Financial needs, for many spacecraft, are filled through generating public support, which is enhanced by being able to show the spacecraft in operation. This paper presents DeSCJOB, a small satellite that is deployed from a larger spacecraft. It launches from the parent spacecraft, captures images of whatever is desired (moving around the larger spacecraft, if desired) and then retracts back to its docking point automatically. Its utility for operational and public relations imaging is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9868, Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications V, 986809 (19 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223555
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas McGuire, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Michael Hirsch, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Michael Parsons, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Skye Leake, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Jeremy Straub, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9868:
Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications V
Kevin G. Harding; Song Zhang, Editor(s)

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