Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite (GEARRSAT) - 09.17.14
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Science Objectives for Everyone
The mission of the Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite Flight Experiment (GEARRSAT) investigation is to show that the Globalstar satellite network is a feasible option for the command and control of a small satellite system. Existing satellites constellations such as Globalstar provide additional and reliable means to operate microsatellite systems for science and commercial objectives.
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Kirtland AFB, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States
Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Technology Demonstration Office (TDO)
ISS Expedition Duration
March 2014 - September 2014
Previous ISS Missions
Global positioning satellites (GPS) navigation systems have the ability to sense space vehicle trajectory, attitude, time, and relative ranging between vehicles and can be efficiently built into a single package. Significant savings in space vehicle operations may be achieved through GPS autonomous spacecraft guidance systems.
Current custom manufacturing process and technology for microsatellites could translate into low-cost commercial mass-production capabilities of microsatellites and complementary GPS navigation equipment.