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In-Orbit Experiences with the Spin Stabilized Attitude Control System of Eu:CROPIS
Ansgar Heidecker, Markus Schlotterer
Presented at:
Virtual Conference 2021
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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) launched on 3rd December 2018 the Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic food Production In Space (Eu:CROPIS) mission. Eu:CROPIS is a mission of DLR?s compact satellite class with the objective to test several biological experiments at different levels of artificial gravity. A dedicated attitude control system (ACS), which utilizes a spin stabilized concept, is part of the satellite to achieve this objective. The following paper reflects the challenging aspects of the attitude control system design and wraps up one year of flight experiences related to the ACS.