Mission Analysis

In order to design a space mission there are many elements that should be taken into account. G.A.U.S.S. Srl offers consultancy for mission analysis to clients that intend to build a satellite (micro, pico or nano) or a satellite constellation.

A feasibility study allows us to define the mission’s planification, to make a preliminary assessment of its costs and to analyze risks at systems and subsystems levels.

Orbit Simulation, eclipse and comm planning
Orbit Simulation, eclipse and comm planning

Phases involved in a space mission planning:

  • Preliminary mission analysis
  • Simulation of performances, sizes, power, payload etc..
  • Reliable planning of the system components
  • Applicability tests (AIT Assembly Integration and Tests activities analysis)
  • In orbit phase (first acquisition, health check, normal operations)
  • After the mission, create a report with all relevant data, in order to sum up the output and learn best practices.
Thermal and power budgets analysis, verified also with data from passed missions.
Thermal and power budgets analysis, verified also with data from passed missions.

 

A preliminary mission analysis would include:

  • Feasibility study
  • Preliminary Power, Thermal, Mass and Link budgets
  • OBDH preliminary requirements, including storage analysis, command and control analysis
  • Preliminary 3D model for internal disposition of the different elements of the satellite and masses
  • Preliminary in orbit mission planning
  • Identification and definition of the critical points of the mission for risk mitigation
  • Initial project plan definition
  • Space Debris Analysis

 

For more information you can contact us at [email protected]