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International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering

International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering (IJASSE)

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  • Carbon nanotube polymer composites for microwave electronics package assembly of space payload: advantages and challenges   Order a copy of this article
    by Dhaval A. Vartak, Yogesh Ghotekar, Pina M. Bhatt 
    Abstract: Electrical systems of the interconnected packages of space payload depend on the performance of Microwave electronics packages (MEP), consists of Kovar carrier plates (CPs). The indigenous development of CFRP-based MEP and CPs are a possible replacement to reduce the mass by six times. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be added to the polymer, results in the improvement of thermal and electrical parameters. It is advantageous to use CNT CFRP composite MEP for interplanetary space missions where the mass is critical design criteria without degrading the performance of the payload. There are some challenges to study before the fabrication of composite and identify the effect of CNT content on the composites properties. This paper also highlights space qualification process required for validation of the microwave electronics package for space payloads. The CNT-CFRP composite package can save a mass 62% than traditional space qualified material.
    Keywords: microwave electronics package; MEP; carrier plates; CPs; carbon fibre reinforced polymers; CFRP; carbon nanotubes; CNTs; carbon nanotubes composites; thermal and electrical properties; space payload.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJASSE.2021.10036733
  • Using photometric data to describe the behaviour of objects in geostationary orbit   Order a copy of this article
    by Peter Sukhov, V.P. Yepishev, I.I. Motrunich, K.P. Sukhov 
    Abstract: One of the challenges of satellite characterisation is the ability to not only determine the spacecraft orbit, but also satellite operating status, orientation, size, bus type, and material properties. Positional observations allow us to determine and/or update orbital elements of satellites, but they do not afford an insight into the behaviour of a satellite in orbit. The article discusses the results of solving the inverse problem of astrophysics. How you can use photometric, astrometric information about a satellite, its lighting conditions, supplemented by additional information, to understand the behaviour of a satellite in orbit. The results are shown using examples of four satellites in geostationary orbit. An algorithm for calculating the photometric and dynamic characteristics of geostationary objects is provided.
    Keywords: geostationary satellite; GSS; space surveillance awareness; light curve; multi-colour photometry.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJASSE.2021.10039382
  • The design concept of a small technological spacecraft   Order a copy of this article
    by Andrey Valeryevich Sedelnikov, Anastasiya Sergeevna Taneeva 
    Abstract: The paper describes the concept of designing a small spacecraft for technological purposes, taking into account the requirements for micro-accelerations. It is shown that these requirements significantly affect the design appearance and mass-centring characteristics of a small spacecraft. Questions about the development of a design concept that takes into account the main features of small spacecraft in comparison with other space technology used to implement gravitational-sensitive processes are considered. A feature of the stated concept is that the requirements for micro-accelerations are priority ones, since only their unconditional fulfilment will make it possible to successfully implement gravitational-sensitive technological processes. The obtained results can be used in the design of small technological spacecraft.
    Keywords: small spacecraft; design concept; micro-acceleration; gravitational-sensitive processes.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJASSE.2023.10055071