Flight Systems

Aerodynamic Control Applications for Earth Observation Satellites

The DISCOVERER project will enable in-orbit demonstration of aerodynamic control manoeuvres using the aerodynamics test satellite SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research). SOAR is a 3U CubeSat that will study the residual atmosphere and associated gas-surface interactions in very low earth orbits (VLEO). SOAR is part of the DISCOVERER project, a H2020 project led by…

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