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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and International Space Station (ISS) Coordination for CubeSat Deployments to Minimize Collision Risk
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Author and Affiliation:
Pawloski, James H.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Aviles, Jorge(Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD, United States)
Myers, Ralph(Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD, United States)
Parris, Joshua(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Corley, Bryan(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Hehn, Garrett(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Pascucci, Joseph(SGT, Inc., Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) is a joint U.S. and Japan mission to observe global precipitation, extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), which was launched by H-IIA from Tanegashima in Japan on February 28TH, 2014 directly into its 407km operational orbit. The International Space Station (ISS) is an international human research facility operated jointly by Russia and the USA from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston Texas. Mission priorities lowered the operating altitude of ISS from 415km to 400km in early 2105, effectively placing both vehicles into the same orbital regime. The ISS has begun a program of deployments of cost effective CubeSats from the ISS that allow testing and validation of new technologies. With a major new asset flying at the same effective altitude as the ISS, CubeSat deployments became a serious threat to GPM and therefore a significant indirect threat to the ISS. This paper describes the specific problem of collision threat to GPM and risk to ISS CubeSat deployment and the process that was implemented to keep both missions safe from collision and maximize their project goals.
Publication Date: Sep 20, 2016
Document ID:
20160011528
(Acquired Sep 28, 2016)
Subject Category: SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN35113-2
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE 20160011527)
Meeting Information: Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference; 17th; 20-23 Sep. 2016; Maui, HI; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Boeing Co.; Chicago, IL, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNG11VM00C; NNJ14RA01B
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 18p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES; SMALL SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES; PAYLOAD DEPLOYMENT & RETRIEVAL SYSTEM; SITUATIONAL AWARENESS; COLLISION AVOIDANCE; SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES; RISK MANAGEMENT; PREDICTION ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
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