APEX (Advanced Propulsion Experiment)

APEX (Advanced Propulsion Experiment)
APEX (Advanced Propulsion Experiment)
Satellite name APEX (Advanced Propulsion Experiment)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Entity name Missouri University of Science and Technology
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country US
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Precise orbit determination to verify the performance of the Multi-Mode Ionic Monopropellant thruster payload.

Description

Current research for the Advanced Propulsion Experiment (APEX) at Missouri University of Science and Technology is focused on precise orbit and parameter determination to verify the performance of the Multi-Mode Ionic Monopropellant thruster payload.

A batch filter to process dual-frequency GPS pseudoranges using the International GNSS Service precise position, clock, and phase center data products was developed. The filter estimates the dynamic states of the vehicle in conjunction with the coefficients of drag and solar radiation pressure, a constant average thrust magnitude, and the time biases of the GNSS receiver clock at each measurement epoch. Furthermore, it considers uncertainty in the vehicle attitude and mass measurement.

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Keywords Propulsion

Last modified: 2023-12-15

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