SPACE-BASED TELEMETRY AND RANGE-SAFETY STUDY TEST RESULTS AND FUTURE OPERATIONAL SYSTEM GOALS
KeywordsTDRSS (tracking and data relay satellite system)
FTS (flight termination systems)
STARS (Space-based Telemetry and Range Safety)
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AbstractThe use of remote ground stations for telemetry data-relay in space launch applications is costly and limits the geographic locations for launches of future Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) systems. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space-based Telemetry and Range-Safety (STARS) Study is investigating the use of satellite data relay systems as a replacement or supplement for ground-based tracking and relay stations. Phase-1 of STARS includes flight testing that evaluates satellite data-relay feasibility, defines satellite system performance limitations, and generates requirements for the development of future satellite telemetry data relay systems. STARS Phase-1 ground-test results and goals for the Phase-2 system development and flight-testing are also presented.
SponsorsInternational Foundation for Telemetering