Aero HW 2 - 232,693 kg Electrical Power: Uses solar panels,...

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Aero 121 Homework #2 Geostationary Satellite Syncom 3 Mission Objective: They cause a satellite to appear stationary from a fixed point on Earth, which means that an antenna can point in a fixed direction and maintain a link with the satellite. Mass: Pre-launch – 68 kg, Orbital – 39 kg Electrical Power: 175 Watts Payload: 25 kg Low Earth Orbit Satellite International Space Station Mission Objective: One of the main goals of the ISS is to provide a place to conduct experiments that require one or more of the unusual conditions present on the station. Mass:
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Unformatted text preview: 232,693 kg Electrical Power: Uses solar panels, distributed at 160 volts dc Payload: Maximum of 21,000 kg Interplanetary Spacecraft New Horizons Mission Objective: Pluto-Charon fly-by probe. Scheduled arrival is mid-2015 for 5-month geological study and mapping mission. Mass: 478 kg Electrical Power: 170 Watts Payload: 350 kg Constellation GPS NAVSTAR Mission Objective: Provide radio a satellite radio service to the North America. Mass: 759 kg Electrical Power: 420 Watts Payload: 293 kg Satellites Used: 24 satellites...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course AERO 121 taught by Professor Dr.p during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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