Rapid method for spacecraft sizing

Cuerno Rejado, Cristina and López Díez, Jesús and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro (1995). Rapid method for spacecraft sizing. "Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering", v. 209 (n. 3); pp. 165-169. ISSN 0954-4100. https://doi.org/10.1243/PIME_PROC_1995_209_286_02.

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Title: Rapid method for spacecraft sizing
Author/s:
  • Cuerno Rejado, Cristina
  • López Díez, Jesús
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Date: July 1995
ISSN: 0954-4100
Volume: 209
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper, a rapid method for spacecraft sizing is presented. This method is useful in both the conceptual and preliminary design phases of scientific and communication satellites. The aim of this method is to provide a sizing procedure similar to the ones used in the design of aircraft; actually by determining the mass of all the spacecraft subsystems. In the Introduction, the importance of an accurate initial mass budget in the design of satellites is emphasized. Literature about this topic is not very extensive and most of the existing methods have been recapitulated. The methodology followed in the proposed procedure for spacecraft mass sizing is based on these methods. Data from 26 existing satellites have been considered to obtain correlations between each subsystem mass and the mass of the whole spacecraft.

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Item ID: 40057
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40057/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40057
DOI: 10.1243/PIME_PROC_1995_209_286_02
Official URL: http://pig.sagepub.com/content/209/3/165
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 27 Apr 2016 07:08
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 09:07
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