Metrology on-board PROBA-3: The Shadow Position Sensor (SPS) subsystem

Noce, V. and Romoli, M. and Focardi, M. and Fineschi, S. and Loreggia, D. (2019) Metrology on-board PROBA-3: The Shadow Position Sensor (SPS) subsystem. Il nuovo cimento C, 42 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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PROBA-3 is an ESA Mission whose aim is to demonstrate the in-orbit Formation Flying and attitude control capabilities of its two satellites by means of closed-loop, on-board metrology. The two small spacecraft will form a giant externally occulted coronagraph that will observe in visible polarized light the inner part of the solar corona. The SPS subsystem is composed of eight sensors that will measure, with the required sensitivity and dynamic range, the penumbra light intensity around the coronagraph instrument entrance pupil.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 10:09

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