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Planetary Group Seminar: “Concept for a cubesat mission to measure the interior structure of an rubble pile asteroid with radar tomography“ (J. Deller, P. Bambach)

  • Date: Mar 31, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Jakob Deller, Patrick Bambach
  • MPS
  • Location: MPS
  • Room: Aquila + Bottes
  • Host: Urs Mall
The interior structure of small Asteroids is assumed to be a loose rubble pile composite. How these voids are distributed, and what size scale this porosity has, is not yet known, as in-situ measurements are still outstanding. We propose a low budget, mission to scan an NEA utilizing a swarm configuration of 2 6U-Cubesats of just 13.0 kg in full flight configuration. The 200m depth penetration 20Mhz radar will allow to analyze the surface and interior structure using inverse tomography method.

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