This paper presents the latest results on the navigation and orbit determination analysis of the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO). The paper contains an investigation into the required orbit determination accuracy to inject the spacecraft into an orbit around the Moon that can be maintained without control for at least six months. A new baseline transfer is proposed together with a navigation strategy which fulfil the stringent requirement on the total propellant budget available for this challenging mission.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2010|
|Event||Small Satellites Systems and Services, The 4S Symposium - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
Duration: 31 May 2010 → 4 Jun 2010
|Conference||Small Satellites Systems and Services, The 4S Symposium|
|Period||31/05/10 → 4/06/10|
- navigation analysis
- orbit analysis
- European Student Moon Orbiter (ESM O)
- lunar orbit
Gibbings, A., Novak, D., Zuiani, F., & Vasile, M. (2010). Navigation analysis and manoeuvres design for the European Student Moon Orbiter. Paper presented at Small Satellites Systems and Services, The 4S Symposium, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.