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nasa near earth network (nen) and space network (sn) cubesat communicationsThere has been a recent trend to increase capability and drive down the Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) of satellites. NASA scientists and engineers across many of NASA's Mission Directorates and Centers are developing exciting CubeSat concepts and welcome potential partnerships for CubeSat endeavors. From a "Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) Systems and Flight Operations for Small Satellites" point of view, small satellites including CubeSats are a challenge to coordinate because of existing small spacecraft constraints, such as limited SWAP and attitude control, and the potential for high numbers of operational spacecraft. The NASA Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program's Near Earth Network (NEN) and Space Network (SN) are customer driven organizations that provide comprehensive communications services for space assets including data transport between a mission's orbiting satellite and its Mission Operations Center (MOC). This paper presents how well the SCaN networks, SN and NEN, are currently positioned to support the emerging small small satellite and CubeSat market as well as planned enhancements for future support.
Document ID
20160005439
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Schaire, Scott H.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Shaw, Harry
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Altunc, Serhat
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bussey, George
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Celeste, Peter
(Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc. Bethesda, MD, United States)
Kegege, Obadiah
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wong, Yen
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Zhang, Yuwen
(Exelis, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Patel, Chitra
(Exelis, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Raphael, David
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Burke, Jacob
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cooper, La Vida
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Schier, James
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Horne, William
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Pierce, David
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
April 27, 2016
Publication Date
May 16, 2016
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN30175
Meeting Information
International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2016)(Daejeon)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG14CR58C
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG09DA01C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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