Globalstar Experiment And Risk Reduction Satellite (GEARRSAT) - 04.09.15

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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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Experiment Details

OpNom: TBD

Principal Investigator(s)

  • David Voss, Ph.D, Kirtland AFB, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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    Kirtland AFB, Kirtland AFB, NM, United States

    Sponsoring Space Agency
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Sponsoring Organization
    Technology Demonstration Office (TDO)

    Research Benefits
    Space Exploration

    ISS Expedition Duration
    March 2014 - March 2015

    Expeditions Assigned

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Space Applications
    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. 

    Earth Applications
    Current custom manufacturing process and technology for microsatellites could translate into low-cost commercial mass-production capabilities of microsatellites  and  complementary GPS navigation equipment.

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    Operational Requirements
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    Operational Protocols
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    Results/More Information

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