The Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) has a plan to launch a satellite named MUSES-C which explores an asteroid, acquiring samples from its surface using a manipulator arm, then returning to the Earth. This paper studies manipulator mechanisms and control schemes of MUSES-C that would ensure the possible sample acquisition. Since the asteroid is a very small object, its gravitational force is very weak. Then the contact with the asteroid will be performed under the free-flying environment. Dynamics and control of the sample acquisition is simulated with the development of a feasible MUSES-C model using the ADAMS dynamics simulator.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jan 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Dynamics and Control of Structures in Space, SPACE 96 - Bedfordshire, UK|
Duration: 1996 May 27 → 1996 May 31
|Other||Proceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Dynamics and Control of Structures in Space, SPACE 96|
|Period||96/5/27 → 96/5/31|
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