Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSAT) Artificial Star

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Authors
  1. Bernard, K.
  2. Scott, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The NEOSSat microsatellite is a research and development spacecraft operated jointly by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the University of Calgary. The microsatellite was used as a space based reflector to direct a ‘glint’ of sunlight off of its reflective surface to a ground-based observer. The experiment was designed to simultaneously trial the spacecraft’s attitude control system and characterize the resulting light curve.

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Keywords
NEOSSAT;glint;DRDC space surveillance observatory (SSO);light curve
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-D020 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 May 2016
Number of Pages
22
DSTKIM No
CA042909
CANDIS No
804181
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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