Performance evaluation for pointing control system of the balloon-borne telescope

T. Nakano, R. Fujimura, Yuji Sakamoto, Kazuya Yoshida, Toshinori Kuwahara, Y. Shoji, M. Taguchi, M. Yamamoto, Y. Takahashi

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Abstract

The balloon-borne telescope is a planetary observation method launching a telescope to the altitude of more than 30 km by a stratospheric balloon. To conduct the long duration observation, the flight gondola has to equip with a pointing control system in order to catch and keep the target star in the field of view of the telescope during the flight. This research aims to develop the high accuracy pointing control system and conduct the technology demonstration flight. The goal of the pointing control is set as 0.1 arcsec. This paper introduces the results of the ground test and simulation study to evaluate the performance of the pointing control system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace for Our Future - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Pages381-391
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 24
Event13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 May 152012 May 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/5/1512/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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