Dynamics and control of a robot satellite to obtain samples from an asteroid

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages67-81
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Dynamics and Control of Structures in Space, SPACE 96 - Bedfordshire, UK
Duration: 1996 May 271996 May 31

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Dynamics and Control of Structures in Space, SPACE 96
CityBedfordshire, UK
Period96/5/2796/5/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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