The paper describes the work performed and results achieved by LuxSpace for the ESA-supported DGNC project. DGNC stands for Dragsail GNC. It is a project aiming at identifying the best GNC solution to be proposed for satellite (debris) deorbiting thanks to Dragsails. The proposed and investigated GNC options are : (1) no attitude control, (2a) active attitude control constantly maximizing the area exposed to drag, this with a flat Dragsail, and (2b) active attitude control constantly maximizing the area exposed to drag, this with a pyramidal Dragsail. All DGNC options are also compared to deorbiting with (remainings of) onboard propulsion. In support to the DGNC system design and analyses, a GNC MIL i.e. a dedicated simulation tool has been created and validated within the ESA-supported GNCDE development environment. The paper describes also this LuxSpace's GNC MIL.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Mar 2016|
|Event||6th International Conference on Astrodynamics, Tools and Techniques (ICATT) - Darmstadtium, Germany|
Duration: 14 Mar 2016 → 17 Mar 2016
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th International Conference on Astrodynamics, Tools and Techniques (ICATT)|
|Period||14/03/16 → 17/03/16|