Development and Demonstration of the Mission Control System for Artificial Meteor Generating Micro-satellites

Yoshihiko Shibuya, Yuji Sato, Hannah Tomio, Toshinori Kuwahara, Shinya Fujita, Koh Kamachi, Hayato Watanabe

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Abstract

The Space Robotics Laboratory of Tohoku University and ALE Co., Ltd. have developed the micro-satellites 'ALE-I' and 'ALE-2' to demonstrate the generation of artificial meteors. These meteors will be created by the ejection of meteor particles on orbit. This mission necessitates strict safety requirements to prevent the released particles from colliding with other satellites and spacecraft. In this project, we constructed a ground system for the operation of these satellites and established an operation plan to meet their safety requirements. The ground system uses a virtual ground station interface to operate multiple ground stations around the world via an antenna sharing service. A meteor particle release simulation was conducted with ALE-2 on orbit to demonstrate and validate the ground system and operation plan. The results of this test, presented here, show that the ground system can be successfully used to conduct the artificial meteor mission and these operations meet the safety requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages531-536
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728176581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 11
Event2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2021 - Virtual, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
Duration: 2021 Jan 112021 Jan 14

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Iwaki, Fukushima
Period21/1/1121/1/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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