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Title Use of on-board autonomy for future space plasma studies
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Abstract This paper seeks to stimulate debate on autonomous operation for future space plasma studies. We outline some possibilities for such operations: (a) transfer on-board of payload planning based on the sequence in which the spacecraft cross different scientific regions (e.g. as now done on the ground for Cluster and Double Star), and (b) options for a responsive approach in which real-time measurements are used to control payload operations. We propose ideas for future work that could promote debate on what autonomy can do (in particular, to improve scientific return) - and thereby to establish whether and when autonomous operations will become a real possibility for space plasma studies.
Organisation CCLRC
Keywords Physics , spacecraft , autonomy
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