DYMAFLEX: DYnamic Manipulation FLight EXperiment
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK
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The DYnamic MAnipulation FLight EXperiment DYMAFLEX is intended to perform basic research on the dynamic interactions between high-rate motions of a manipulator on a free-flying spacecraft bus. The DYMAFLEX spacecraft consists of a 50-kg small satellite incorporating a cold-gas reaction control system for attitude control, which carries an 80-cm four degree-of-freedom manipulator with accommodations for the addition of various sized tip masses for changing dynamic properties on-orbit. The successful flight of DYMAFLEX would accomplish the flight validation of all critical technologies for smallsat-based satellite servicing capabilities.
- Unmanned Spacecraft