Volume 6, 2013Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, Control, Fault Detection, and Avionics
|Page(s)||123 - 136|
|Section||Guidance and control|
|Published online||02 December 2013|
Mission analysis and guidance, navigation, and control design for rendezvous and docking phase of advanced reentry vehicle mission
GMV Isaac Newton, 11, Tres Cantos 28760, Spain
2 EADS Astrium P.O. Box 286156, Bremen 28361, Germany
Advanced Reentry Vehicle (ARV) belongs to the family of vehicles designed to perform rendezvous and docking (RvD) with the International space station (ISS) . Differently from its predecessor ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle), the ARV will transport a reentry capsule, equipped with a heatshield and able to bring back cargo, experiments, or, as a possible future development, even crew, being this latter scenario very attracting in view of the Space Shuttle retirement. GMV, as subcontractor of EADS-Astrium Germany, is in charge of the RvD and departure mission analysis and GNC (Guidance, Navigation, and Control) design of ARV mission. This paper will present the main outcomes of the study.
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