- Design & Development of multiple spacecraft motion testbed
- Demonstrate proximity operation between spacecrafts
- Apply and verify modern control formation flying techniques
- Development of Inter-satellite ranging instrument based on laser ranging
- Development of satellite relative navigation algorithm using laser distance meter
CANYVAL-C mission is aimed at scientific validation of photographing the sun’s corona.
This mission is the application of Virtual Telescope technology that uses several discrete satellites as a space telescope.
The mission requires development of inertial alignment hold technology, spacecraft formation flying GNC technology and inter-satellite link technology.
CANYVAL-C is a subsequent mission of CANYVAL-X, technical experiment mission of virtual telescope, and expects further projects of solar science and X-ray objective science mission.
The CANYVAL-C system consists of two CubeSats, ‘PUMBAA’ and ‘TIMON’. PUMBAA, the occulter, is a 2U CubeSat that covers the sun for corona imaging.
TIMON, the detector, is an 1U CubeSat that takes a coronagraph with an optical camera.
The CubeSats are planned to be launched in July, 2019.
- SNIPE (Small-scale magNetosphere and Ionosphere Plasma Experiment) mission observing small-scale plasma phenomena for studying magnetic field on Earth
- Mission scenario design of Formation Flying
- Develop and verification of Nanosats formation flying algorithm
- Control relative distance between Nanosats from 10 km to over 100 km
- Design interplanetary trajectory to target asteroid
- Develop techniques to deflect a potentially hazardous asteroid
- Supporting Korea Lunar Pathfinder Mission
- Develop algorithm of Ephemeris data compression.
- Verify the algorithm through simulations.
- Develop on-board ephemeris generation algorithm for Korean Lunar Exploration.
- Develop software for compressed ephemeris data that will be used on Ground station.
- Implement the algorithm to GMAT