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dc.contributor.authorCrisp, Nicholas H.
dc.contributor.authorMacario Rojas, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Peter C.E
dc.contributor.authorEdmonson, Steve
dc.contributor.authorHaigh, Sarah J.
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Brandon E.A.
dc.contributor.authorLivadiotti, Sabrina
dc.contributor.authorOiko, Vitor
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Katharine L.
dc.contributor.authorSinpetru, Luciana A.
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Almiñana, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Donaire, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorSureda Anfres, Miquel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-22T14:35:00Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationCrisp, N. [et al.]. Launch, Operations, and First Experimental Results of the Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR). A: International Astronautical Congress. "Proceedings of the 72nd International Astronautical Congress". International Astronautical Federation, 2021, p. 1-7. ISBN 0074-1795.
dc.identifier.isbn0074-1795
dc.identifier.otherhttps://discoverer.space/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/IAC-21B4210x65086_SOAR.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/359050
dc.description.abstractThe 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 within the scope of DISCOVERER, a Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop foundational technologies to enable sustainable operations of Earth observation spacecraft in very low Earth orbits (VLEO) i.e., those below 450 km. SOAR features two payloads: i) a set of steerable fins that can expose different materials to the oncoming atmospheric flow developed by The University of Manchester, and ii) a forward-facing ion and neutral mass spectrometer (INMS) that provides in-situ measurements of the atmospheric density, flow composition, and velocity from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) of University College London. These payloads enable characterisation of the aerodynamic performance of different materials at very low altitudes with the aim to advance understanding of the underlying gas-surface interactions in rarefied flow environments. The satellite will also be used to test novel aerodynamic attitude control methods and perform atmospheric characterisation in the VLEO altitude range. SOAR will perform the first in-orbit test of two novel materials that are expected to have atomic oxygen erosion resistance and drag-reducing properties, providing valuable in-orbit validation data for ongoing ground-based experimentation. Such materials hold the promise for extending operations at lower altitudes with benefits particularly for Earth observation and communications satellites that can correspondingly be reduced in size and cost. The platform for SOAR is largely based on GOMX-3 heritage and the spacecraft was assembled, integrated, and tested by GomSpace A/S. The satellite was launched on the SpX-22 commercial resupply service mission to the International Space Station in on 3rd June 2021 was subsequently deployed into orbit on the 14th June 2021. This paper presents the final preparations of SOAR prior to launch and provides an overview of the planned operations of the spacecraft following deployment into orbit.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Astronautical Federation
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai
dc.subject.lcshArtificial satellites
dc.subject.lcshGas-solid interfaces
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric circulation
dc.subject.lcshSpace flight
dc.subject.otherOrbital Aerodynamics
dc.subject.otherDrag and Lift Coefficient
dc.subject.otherGas-Surface Interactions
dc.subject.otherThermospheric Wind
dc.subject.otherCubeSat
dc.titleLaunch, Operations, and First Experimental Results of the Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR)
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSatèl·lits artificials
dc.subject.lemacInterfícies gas-sòlid
dc.subject.lemacCirculació atmosfèrica
dc.subject.lemacVol espacial
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. TUAREG - Turbulence and Aerodynamics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Group
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. L'AIRE - Laboratori Aeronàutic i Industrial de Recerca i Estudis
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac32293104
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/737183/EU/DISCOVERER – DISruptive teChnOlogies for VERy low Earth oRbit platforms/DISCOVERER
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorCrisp , N.; Macario, A.; Roberts, P.; Edmonson, S.; Haigh, S.; Holmes, B.; Livadiotti, S.; Oiko, V.; Smith, K.; Sinpetru, L.; Garcia-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodriguez-Donaire, S.; Sureda, M.
local.citation.contributorInternational Astronautical Congress
local.citation.publicationNameProceedings of the 72nd International Astronautical Congress
local.citation.startingPage1
local.citation.endingPage7
dc.description.authorshipArticle signat per 30 autors/res: Nicholas H. Crisp, Alejandro Macario-Rojas, Peter C.E. Roberts, Steve Edmondson, Sarah J. Haigh, Brandon E.A. Holmes, Sabrina Livadiotti, Vitor T.A. Oiko, Katharine L. Smith, Luciana A. Sinpetru, Jonathan Becedas, Valeria Sulliotti-Linner, Simon Christensen, Virginia Hanessian, Thomas K. Jensen, Jens Nielsen, Morten Bisgaard, Yung-An Chan, Georg H. Herdrich, Francesco Romano, Stefanos Fasoulas, Constantin Traub, Daniel Garcia-Almiñana, Silvia Rodriguez-Donaire, Miquel Sureda, Dhiren Kataria, Badia Belkouchi, Alexis Conte, Simon Seminari, Rachel Villain
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::9 - Indústria, Innovació i Infraestructura


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