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BepiColombo fine sun sensor
Author(s): Erik Boslooper; Nico van der Heiden; Daniël Naron; Ruud Schmits; Jacob Jan van der Velde; Jorrit van Wakeren

Paper Abstract

Design, development and verification of the passive Fine Sun Sensor (FSS) for the BepiColombo spacecraft is described. Major challenge in the design is to keep the detector at acceptable temperature levels while exposed to a solar flux intensity exceeding 10 times what is experienced in Earth orbit. A mesh type Heat Rejection Filter has been developed. The overall sensor design and its performance verification program is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105641P (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309172
Show Author Affiliations
Erik Boslooper, TNO (Netherlands)
Nico van der Heiden, TNO (Netherlands)
Daniël Naron, TNO (Netherlands)
Ruud Schmits, TNO (Netherlands)
Jacob Jan van der Velde, TNO (Netherlands)
Jorrit van Wakeren, TNO (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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