TOM

TOM
TOM
TOM
Name TOM
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation Zentrum für Telematik
Institution Institute
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Germany
Oneliner

Photogrammetric Ash Cloud Observation by a Formation of three Small Satellites.

Description

Objective is to combine different perspectives of the cameras on-board the 3 spacecraft, oriented towards the same target area, to generate a three-dimensional image. Thus, as sketched in the scenario of a volcano eruption the 3-dimensional distribution of the ash cloud will be detected, allowing by example to advice aircraft to detour passage of a dangerous area.

Challenges concern the appropriate orientation of the 3 CubeSats towards the target area for imaging, such that by data fusion via photogrammetric post-processing a 3-dimensional image is generated. This imposes requirements to accuracies of the attitude control system. 

This mission was implemented together with partners of Bavaria from 5 continents in the Regional Leader’s Summit (RLS) frame, where ground stations from the international partners support data transfer and scientific data evaluation. Here international student cooperation was included, too. 

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Keywords Formation flying

Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Rocket Launch date Orbit
TOM 1 (Telematics earth Observation Mission) not launched Isar Spectrum 2024-04-30 not launched
TOM 2 (Telematics earth Observation Mission) not launched Isar Spectrum 2024-04-30 not launched
TOM 3 (Telematics earth Observation Mission) not launched Isar Spectrum 2024-04-30 not launched

Last modified: 2023-12-18

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