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    • Design and development of a hyper-thermal atomic oxygen wind tunnel facility 

      Oiko, Vitor; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), 2018)
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      A hyper-thermal orbital aerodynamics test facility is described. The Rarefied Orbital Aerodynamics Research facility(ROAR)is a dedicated apparatus designedto simulate the atmospheric flow in very low Earth orbits(VLEO) to ...
    • DISCOVERER - Radical Redesign of Earth Observation Satellites for Sustained Operation at Significantly Low Altitudes 

      Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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      DISCOVERER is a new 5.7 million Euro, 4.25 year Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to radically redesign Earth observation satellites for sustained operation at significantly lower altitudes. The satellite based Earth ...
    • DISCOVERER: Developing Technologies to Enable Commercial Satellite Operations in Very Low Earth Orbit 

      Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; García Berenguer, Marina; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2020)
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      The DISCOVERER project is developing technologies to enable commercially-viablesustained-operation of satellites in very low Earth orbitsfor communications and remote sensing applications. Operatingcloser to the surface ...
    • DISCOVERER: Final results and outcomes 

      Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; Arcos, Antonio; Herdrich, Georg; Skalden, Jonathan; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; Smith, Katharine L.; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2022)
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      The DISCOVERER project commenced in 2017 with the aim to advance the development of key technologies to enable the commercially viable, sustained operation of satellites in very low Earth orbits (VLEO). Funded by the ...
    • Early Results from the DISCOVERER Project 

      Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Oiko, Vitor; Edmonson, Steve; Romano, Francesco; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Haigh, Sarah J.; Holmes, Brandon E.A.; Livadiotti, Sabrina; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2021)
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      The use of very low Earth orbits (VLEO), for communications and remote sensing satellites, offers a number of significant payload and platform benefits. Imaging from these altitudes allows higher resolution or smaller ...
    • Intake design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion system (ABEP) 

      Romano, Francesco; Espinosa-Orozco, J.; Pfeiffer, M.; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Holmes, Brandon E.A.; Edmonson, Steve; Haigh, Sarah J.; Livadiotti, Sabrina; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2021-10)
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      Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamic drag on the spacecraft. To extend the lifetime of such missions, an efficient propulsion system is required. One ...
    • Launch, Operations, and First Experimental Results of the Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) 

      Crisp, Nicholas H.; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; Haigh, Sarah J.; Holmes, Brandon E.A.; Livadiotti, Sabrina; Oiko, Vitor; Smith, Katharine L.; Sinpetru, Luciana A.; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2021)
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      The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a 3U CubeSat that has been designed to investigate the aerodynamic performance of different materials at low orbital altitudes. The spacecraft has been developed ...
    • SOAR - Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research 

      Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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      SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) is a CubeSat mission designed to investigate the interaction betweendifferent materials and the atmospheric flow regime in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) and to demonstrate ...