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Design of One Meter Class Telescope Mount for Space Surveillance

Santoni, Fabio 1, Piergentili, Fabrizio1
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Publishing year2013 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference6th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
L. Ouwehand


The design of a one meter class telescope mount is addressed, specifically developed for space object tracking, including orbiting objects, in any orbital regime, as well as objects re-entering in the Earth atmosphere. . The telescope mount design is completed and a first prototype is at the moment under manufacturing, thanks to the collaboration between the Space Systems Laboratory of University of Rome "La Sapienza" and the University spin-off Roboptics srl, in the framework of a program funded by the Lazio Region. The requirements of the core parts of the mount deriving from its utilization for LEO fast moving objects are pointed out in the paper, highlighting control system specifics and structural static and dynamic analysis.