Asimov
 
 
Project Description: Lately, the space industry is experiencing a trend towards considerably larger constellations originating from non-traditional design and operations of spacecraft by non-traditional space companies. The evolution in the space sector, precipitated by new players, is often referred to as “Space 4.0” or “New Space”. It necessitates a rethinking of the way satellites and satellite constellations are planned, designed, and operated. The satellite cannot be considered and operated as an individual anymore, and the management of the system as a whole—with a significant increase in automation—has to come to the fore.
 
To cope with these significant challenges, ESA awarded IRAS as prime contractor for investigating new operational paradigms which are needed to enable automatic, optimal task definition, and scheduling in a holistic approach. The project is called 'Automated conStellatIon Management Of space Vehicles (ASIMOV)' and attempts to gain a basic understanding of the issues coping with different constellations parameters, ground station networks, and satellite architectures.
The key elements of the project are:
 
• To assess today’s approaches on automated constellations operation.
• To develop a classification system for categorizing constellations.
• To identify the operational challenges of constellations.
• To develop appropriate automation strategies.
• To design and implement a proof of concept simulator.
 
Project duration:
1 year until 30th of November 2018
 
Project Partners:
TU Braunschweig- Institute for Operating Systems and Computer Networks - Algorithms Group
 
Silas

Silas

Silas

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gecko

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Asimov

Asimov

Asimov

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RSS

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ELKE

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SPACE DEBRIS

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ROGER

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