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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • System analysis and test-bed for an atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system using an inductive plasma thruster 

    Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel (2017)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...