DANDE - Operations and Implications

  • Tanya Hardon, Franklin Hinckley, Brenden Hogan, Brian Sanders
  • Published 2014

Abstract

The DANDE mission will characterize how wind and density variability translates to drag forces on satellites in low-earth orbit (specifically an altitude of 350-500km). Here the density of the atmosphere varies greatly due to space weather and a better understanding of drag forces/composition can help predict how quickly a satellite’s orbit will change. The… (More)

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