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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Ground-based experimental facility for orbital aerodynamics research: design, construction and characterisation 

      Oiko, Vitor; Roberts, Peter C.E; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; García-Almiñana, Daniel; García Berenguer, Marina; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2020)
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      In very low Earth orbits (VLEO), below 450 km altitude, the aerodynamic properties of satellites are primarily determined by the flow regime, free molecular flow, and the interaction of atomic oxygen with the surfacesof ...
    • 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 ...
    • ROAR - A ground-based experimental facility for orbital aerodynamics research 

      Oiko, Vitor; Roberts, Peter C.E; Worral, Stephen D.; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
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      DISCOVERER is a European Commission funded project aiming to revolutionise satellite applications in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO). The project encompasses many different aspects of the requirements for sustainable operation, ...