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Accession Number N20120012958
Title COMPASS Final Report: Lunar Network Satellite-High Rate (LNS-HR).
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 114p
Personal Author M. L. McGuire S. R. Oleson
Abstract Two design options were explored to address the requirement to provide lunar piloted missions with continuous communications for outpost and sortie missions. Two unique orbits were assessed, along with the appropriate spacecraft (S/C) to address these requirements. Both constellations (with only two S/C each) provide full time coverage (24 hr/7 d) for a south polar base and also provide continuous 7 day coverage for sorties for specified sites and periodic windows. Thus a two-satellite system can provide full coverage for sorties for selected windows of opportunity without reconfiguring the constellation.
Keywords Communication networks
Design analysis
Lunar satellites
Optical communication
Parabolic reflectors

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 84G - Unmanned Spacecraft
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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