The MUSES-C was launched on May 9th of this year and was named 'Hayabusa'. It takes an aim at the world's first sample and return from a near Earth asteroid, 1998SF36 now renamed "Itokawa". The spacecraft is a kind of technology demonstrator with four key technologies. The paper presents a quick report on the initial operation of the ion engines aboard and will show how the attitude control has been performed incorporating the closed loop de-saturation function onboard. The paper also presents how much delta-V has been applied to the spacecraft as well as how the orbit determination under the low-thrust acceleration has been performed.
|ジャーナル||European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2003 11月|
|イベント||Proceedings of the 5th IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions - Noordwijk, Netherlands|
継続期間: 2003 9月 24 → 2003 9月 26
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