Accession Number:

ADA543798

Title:

Standards for Responsive Small Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2008-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and The Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory are collaborating with a large industry team of partners to develop, mature, and document standards for small spacecraft systems as part of the Operationally Responsive Space ORS Phase III effort. Under the subsequent Phase IV, the newly formed ORS joint program office will utilize these standards and other collected lessons learned to aid development of strategic roadmaps and eventual system acquisitions. Currently, an NRLAPL team is working to develop a prototype spacecraft bus to implement and mature key elements of the standards while additionally supporting the requirements and CONOPS of the TacSat-4 mission. This paper will discuss the approach used in developing the ORS bus standards, including how performance thresholds were established and, in detail, the iterative application, and maturation of those standards through the practice of building an actual flight system. Particular emphasis will be placed on addressing these and related topics that are within the scope of the ORS enterprise. A brief discussion of the system designed and built for the TacSat-4 mission will follow.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE