3rd of October, 2017
Elecnor Deimos participated last week in the 68th International Astronautical Congress with several presentations of its latest applied research. The event took place in Adelaide, Australia, and congregated some of the most important personalities of the global space industry, gathering more than 4500 participants from 84 different countries.
The first of the company’s presentations, performed by the flight systems engineer David Riley, dealt with “Design for Demise”. The study considers modifications to spacecraft at different design levels in order to meet the space debris mitigation requirements. To validate the proposed techniques in representative mission scenarios, these were applied to CarbonSat, a proposed ESA Earth Observation mission.
It was followed by the Post-Flight Mission Analysis of the Coasting, Entry and Descent of ExoMars’s Schiaparelli demonstrator. The results obtained contributed to validate key technologies and design tools, such as the Deimos Space Planetary Entry Toolbox (PETBox) for Mission Engineering and the related design methodology for Atmospheric Flight, now Flight Qualiﬁed for both missions on Earth and Mars.
Within the Space Communications and Navigations Symposium, Elecnor Deimos presented an innovative Stochastic Constellation Replenishment Planner. Although designed and implemented for Galileo Second Generation, the approach is not limited to GNSS and could be extended to Earth Observation and communications mega-constellations.