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Payload 14 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2013 - 14
Institution:

Texas A&M University
Payload Title:

Star Camera for Photometric Model and Space-Imaging Simulation Software Validation

Student Leader:
  • John Guthery
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • H.R. Bright Building, Rm. 701, Ross Street - TAMU 3141
  • College Station,TX 77843
  • Email:j.g@tamu.edu
  • Fax:(979) 845-6051
Faculty Advisor:
  • Prof. Sharath Girimaji
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • H.R. Bright Building, Rm. 701, Ross Street - TAMU 3141
  • College Station, TX 77843
  • Email:girimaji@tamu.edu
  • Office:(979) 845-1674
  • Fax:(979) 845-6051
Payload class:
LARGE-ALT
Payload ID Number:
14
Mass:
5.0?
Current:
?
Serial Commands:
Yes
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/21/2013
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/02/2013
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/26/2013
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/13/2013
Delivered:
Abstract:
The primary objective of the payload is to collect images of star fields at high altitude, in viewing conditions very similar to those of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, practically unaffected by earth atmosphere. The camera and control computer system are part of the development of a Space Situational Awareness Sensor Test Laboratory by the Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) at Texas A&M University. Taking pictures of the stars with digital cameras will provide data for students and engineers to calibrate the photometric and astrometric precision of the sensor models developed in SERC’s Sensor Test Laboratory, which is located near Texas A&M University’s College Station campus
Payload Application:

Payload Integration Plan:

Science Report:

Monthly Briefings:
TAMU_Report_January_2013.pdf