Validating the ds1 remote agent experiment

15-Apr-2017 12:16

The activity was sponsored by the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

The concentrating lens technology was combined with dual-junction solar cells, which had considerably better performance than the Ga As solar cells that were the state of the art at the time of the mission launch.

The Autonav system, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, takes images of known bright asteroids.

The asteroids in the inner Solar System move in relation to other bodies at a noticeable, predictable speed.

While the flyby of the asteroid was only a partial success, the encounter with the comet retrieved valuable information.

Three of twelve technologies on board had to work within a few minutes of separation from the carrier rocket for the mission to continue.

Primary power for the mission was produced by a new solar array technology, the Solar Concentrator Array with Refractive Linear Element Technology (SCARLET), which uses linear Fresnel lenses made of silicone to concentrate sunlight onto solar cells.

The NASA Solar Technology Application Readiness (NSTAR) electrostatic ion thruster, developed at NASA Glenn, achieves a specific impulse of 1000–3000 seconds.The mission was extended twice to include an encounter with comet 19P/Borrelly and further engineering testing.Problems during its initial stages and with its star tracker led to repeated changes in mission configuration. Colmenarejo “Outline of an Autonomy Framework for Space Mobile Robots” in Aerospace Robotics II ISBN-978-3-319-13853-4.Deep Space 1 (DS1) was a NASA technology demonstration spacecraft which flew by an asteroid and a comet.

The NASA Solar Technology Application Readiness (NSTAR) electrostatic ion thruster, developed at NASA Glenn, achieves a specific impulse of 1000–3000 seconds.

The mission was extended twice to include an encounter with comet 19P/Borrelly and further engineering testing.

Problems during its initial stages and with its star tracker led to repeated changes in mission configuration.

Colmenarejo “Outline of an Autonomy Framework for Space Mobile Robots” in Aerospace Robotics II ISBN-978-3-319-13853-4.

Deep Space 1 (DS1) was a NASA technology demonstration spacecraft which flew by an asteroid and a comet.

The SCARLET arrays generated 2.5 kilowatts at 1 AU, with less size and weight than conventional arrays.