Lessons Learned from the SD2 Operations on the Comet 67/P

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio

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Title Lessons Learned from the SD2 Operations on the Comet 67/P
Creator Bernelli-Zazzera, Franco
Ercoli-Finzi, Amalia
Di Lizia, Pierluigi
Subject Space systems
Rosetta mission; space operations; drilling and sampling; comet exploration

Description This work deals with the space systems devoted to drilling and sampling of low-gravity extra-terrestrial soils and, in particular, with the cometary instrument SD2 (Sampler, Drill and Distribution subsystem) onboard the lander Philae of Rosetta mission, which was in charge to drill and sample the comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The behaviour of SD2 is analysed from the commissioning and the payload check-outs performed during the ten-year trip to the in situ activity, by illustrating the consequences of the non-nominal landing of Philae. Then, the lessons learned from SD2 operation during the entire mission are illustrated, which could help the definition of the requirements for future similar operations.
Publisher Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)
Date 2017-12-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio; Vol 96, No 3 (2017); 148-153
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio

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