Development of small satellite structure taking into account the use of laser measuring systems

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The article presents some information on the development of the design concept of a small satellite for Earth remote sensing. The AIST-2D engineering test small satellite is a co-development of the Progress Space-Rocket Centre and the Samara National Research University. The article sets forth the requirements to design of the small satellite that was developed taking into account the use of a laser-gaging system. The author describes the process of elaborating 3D design documents with the use of the top-down design method. The results of technical feasibility assessment are given, as well as the recommendations on configuring a small satellite to meet the above-mentioned requirements. The technology of measuring the actual positions of seats for hardware of high positional location accuracy is considered. The technology is based on the use of a laser tracker. The author obtained positive results of dummy tests that proved the correctness of the solutions chosen. The recommendations on further application of this technology are defined.

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S. N. Shaposhnikov

Joint Stock Company Space Rocket Centre Progress

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leading design engineer

Russian Federation


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