Development of MINISAT 01 Scientific Payload
Authors: Torres, J.; Alfageme, R.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 276, Number 1, 2001 , pp. 21-29(9)
Abstract:The MINISAT design is a modular concept, and accordingly the Scientific Payload of Mission 01 is a self-contained Payload Module (PLM). This philosophy offers the advantage that the Payload and the Platform may be assembled independently and coupled together at a later stage. The mechanical, thermal, power and data interfaces have to be secured along the design and development phases. The MINISAT 01 PLM with three instruments, EURD, LEGRI and CPLM, integrates on a structural tray a dozen of equipment supplied by more than ten participant Institutions. The Assembly, Integration and Verifications (AIV) of the PLM, was performed at INTA, providing the common structural, harnessing and thermal control subsystems. In this paper an overview is presented of the PLM layout of the different models and the qualification and acceptance testing.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) Ctra. Torrejón-Ajalvir, Km. 4, 28859 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain}
Publication date: 2001