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LISA pathfinder micronewton cold gas thrusters: in-flight characterization

Author
Armano, M.; Audley, H.; Baird, J.; Binetruy, P.; Born, M.; Bortoluzzi, D.; Ramos, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Physical review D
Date of publication
2019-06-28
Volume
99
Number
12
First page
122003-1
Last page
122003-10
DOI
10.1103/PhysRevD.99.122003
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/166896 Open in new window
URL
https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.122003 Open in new window
Abstract
The LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission has demonstrated the ability to limit and measure the fluctuations in acceleration between two free falling test masses down to sub-femto-g levels. One of the key elements to achieve such a level of residual acceleration is the drag free control. In this scheme the spacecraft is used as a shield against any external disturbances by adjusting its relative position to a reference test mass. The actuators used to move the spacecraft are cold gas micropropulsion thr...
Citation
Armano, M. [et al.]. LISA pathfinder micronewton cold gas thrusters: in-flight characterization. "Physical review D", 28 Juny 2019, vol. 99, núm. 12, p. 122003-1-122003-10.
Group of research
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
GCEM - Electromagnetic Compatibility Group

Participants

  • Armano, M.  (author)
  • Audley, H.  (author)
  • Baird, J.  (author)
  • Binetruy, P.  (author)
  • Born, M.  (author)
  • Bortoluzzi, D.  (author)
  • Ramos Castro, Juan Jose  (author)

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