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COMPASS Final Report: Lunar Network Satellite-High Rate (LNS-HR)Two design options were explored to address the requirement to provide lunar piloted missions with continuous communications for outpost and sortie missions. Two unique orbits were assessed, along with the appropriate spacecraft (S/C) to address these requirements. Both constellations (with only two S/C each) provide full time coverage (24 hr/7 d) for a south polar base and also provide continuous 7 day coverage for sorties for specified sites and periodic windows. Thus a two-satellite system can provide full coverage for sorties for selected windows of opportunity without reconfiguring the constellation.
Document ID
20120012958
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
oleson, Steven R. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
McGuire, Melissa L. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2012
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Report/Patent Number
E-17876
CD-2008-29
NASA/TM-2012-217139
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 141141.02.03.03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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