MUSES-C, its launch and early orbit operations

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Hitoshi Kuninaka, Akira Fujiwara, Tono Uesugi

研究成果: Conference article査読

4 被引用数 (Scopus)


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 242003 9月 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 宇宙惑星科学


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