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Preliminary CubeSat Design for Laser Remote Maneuver of Space Debris at the Space Environment Research Centre

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Dixon, Jefferson
DiPrete, John
Green, Jacquilyn
Healy, Christopher
Underwood, William
Wittenstein, Isaac
Smith, Liam
Wingate, Kathryn A.
Holzinger, Marcus J.
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The Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) endeavors to demonstrate the ability to maneuver high area to mass ratio objects using ground based lasers. Lockheed Martin has been leading system performance modeling for this project that includes high power laser propagation through the atmosphere, targeted interactions, and subsequent orbital maneuver of the object. This paper describes a CubeSat that could be used as a potential target to demonstrate the maneuver system. The model assumptions and performance estimates for an on-orbit laser maneuver demonstration are discussed.
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2017-09
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