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Autonomous satellite constellations for planetary exploration

Radice, Gianmarco and McInnes, Colin (2001) Autonomous satellite constellations for planetary exploration. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International NAISO Congress on Information Service Innovations (ISI'2001). NAISO. ISBN 3-906454-25-8

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Abstract

Planetary exploration will be increasingly carried on by means of formations/fleets of probes, all of them having onboard navigation and communication systems. It is possible to keep these subsystems at a very simple, level onboard of the probes, and to use some common external infrastructure to help them in exploiting these tasks. The common infkastructure could be represented by a network of satellites orbiting round the planet and providing a data relay to the Earth and a set of sources for a radionavigation system.