MARSNAVCOM Positioning and Communication system for Mars

MARSNAVCOM is a study aimed at prototyping key technologies for a Mars positioning and communication system using Small Satellites. The proposed fleet of small satellites, Mars Comms/Nav, will provide services to Mars missions by allowing Earth-Mars data relay communication and localization services reducing complexity, weight and costs of the payloads and outsourcing the operations and…

Mars Surface Platform Capabilities

The Mars Surface Platform Capabilities (MSPC) ESA-funded study determines how to capitalize and improve on the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) system of the 2016 ExoMars Schiaparelli mission. MSPC leverages the knowledge gained from ExoMars Schiaparelli, and converts its architecture it into a multi-purpose science platform of moderate size and cost. The Final Project Review on…

G3PSTAR Space GNSS Receiver for Cubesats

Innovative space missions and services based on smaller platforms like cubesats depend on equally innovative payloads. Space-based services in the New Space arena such as in-orbit servicing – the refuelling or reparing of satellites – or collision avoidance services – increasingly necessary due to the growing number of satellites in orbit – depend on knowing…