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Space Mobile Network Concepts for Missions Beyond Low Earth OrbitThe Space Mobile Network (SMN) is an architectural framework that will allow for quicker, more efficient and more easily available space communications services, providing user spacecraft with an experience similar to that of terrestrial mobile network users. While previous papers have described SMN concept using examples of users in low-Earth orbit, the framework can also be applied beyond the near-Earth environment.This paper details how SMN concepts such as user-initiated services, which will enable users to request access to high-performance link resources in response to real-time science or operational events, would be applied in and beyond the near-Earth regime. Specifically, the paper explores the application of user-initiated services to direct-to-Earth (DTE), relay, and DTE/relay hybrid scenarios in near-Earth, lunar, martian and other space regimes.
Document ID
20180006449
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
Israel, David J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Roberts, Christopher J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morgenstern, Robert M.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gao, Jay L.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Tai, Wallace S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
October 18, 2018
Publication Date
August 31, 2018
Publication Information
Publication: Space Operations Experience, Mission Systems, and Advanced Concepts
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN60629
Meeting Information
2018 SpaceOps Conference(Marseille)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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