Session

Technical Poster Session 7: Ground Systems & Operations

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

A next generation space architecture focused on proliferated low-Earth Orbit (p-LEO) constellations holds the promise of improved situational awareness, responsiveness, and resiliency.

A variety of proliferated space constellation efforts are underway in the National Security Space Arena, all demanding innovations in ubiquitous satellite command, control, and communications.

Whether communications, science, or defense missions, the expansion into PLEO constellations drives new demands upon autonomy, software, and communications architectures.

Previous groundbreaking autonomy work was performed on the Deep Space 1 mission, which eventually led to NASA Mars and Earth Observing-1 autonomy. In Autonomous Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (ARPOD), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Orbital Express and the Air Force XSS-10 mission helped establish the state of the art. While similarities exist, mission autonomy for these individual spacecraft missions fundamentally differs from PLEO constellations in their demands and constraints.

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Aug 7th, 12:00 AM

Proliferated LEO Autonomy Architecture for Capability with Scalability

Utah State University, Logan, UT

A next generation space architecture focused on proliferated low-Earth Orbit (p-LEO) constellations holds the promise of improved situational awareness, responsiveness, and resiliency.

A variety of proliferated space constellation efforts are underway in the National Security Space Arena, all demanding innovations in ubiquitous satellite command, control, and communications.

Whether communications, science, or defense missions, the expansion into PLEO constellations drives new demands upon autonomy, software, and communications architectures.

Previous groundbreaking autonomy work was performed on the Deep Space 1 mission, which eventually led to NASA Mars and Earth Observing-1 autonomy. In Autonomous Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (ARPOD), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Orbital Express and the Air Force XSS-10 mission helped establish the state of the art. While similarities exist, mission autonomy for these individual spacecraft missions fundamentally differs from PLEO constellations in their demands and constraints.