A technology reference study for a displaced Lagrange point space weather mission is presented. The mission builds on previous concepts, but adopts a strong micro-spacecraft philosophy to deliver a low mass platform and payload which can be accommodated on the DLR/ESA Gossamer-3 technology demonstration mission. A direct escape from Geostationary Transfer Orbit is assumed with the sail deployed after the escape burn. The use of a miniaturized, low mass platform and payload then allows the Gossamer-3 solar sail to potentially double the warning time of space weather events. The mission profile and mass budgets will be presented to achieve these ambitious goals.
|Name||Springer Praxis Books: Astronautical Engineering|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Conference||3rd International Symposium on Solar Sailing|
|Period||11/06/13 → 13/06/13|
- gossamer roadmap technology
- space weather
- mission planning