Down link optical communication experiment using micro satellite body pointing and collaboration with co-located science instrument

Hiroo Kunimori, Toshihiro Kubooka, Tetsuharu Fuse, Hideki Takenaka, Morio Toyoshima, Toshinori Kuwahara, Kazuya Yoshida, Yoshihiro Tomioka, Kazufumi Fukuda, Junichi Kurihara, Yukihiro Takahashi

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Abstract

The laser communication terminal called VSOTA and a 5m GSD multi-spectral high-resolution Cassegrain telescope called HPT will be equipped on a 50kg-class micro satellite RISESAT. VSOTA aims to demonstrate satellite-to-ground laser communication by means of accurate attitude control of the satellite body itself. The HPT is designed to be able to send the coordinate information of the light spot from laser on ground to the attitude control system with a frequency of 10 Hz. RISESAT also carries a single retro-reflector which serves to make sure to keep acquisition and pointing for ground station. Link analysis between HPT and ground station as well as laser ranging laser as a pilot signal in initial acquisition scenario is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Pages3132-3136
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781629939094
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2013 Sep 232013 Sep 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0074-1795

Other

Other64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period13/9/2313/9/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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