About the Project:
LISA mission concept. |
Courtesy of LISA.
Space Technology 7 (ST7) will flight test the Disturbance Reduction System (DRS), system-level technology designed to demonstrate trajectory control and formation-flying spacecraft position control. DRS will feed into future missions, such as the joint European Space Agency and NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.
About the Technology:
The ST7 DRS consists of clusters of micronewton thrusters and controlling software residing on a dedicated computer. In concept with the European Space Agency's LISA Technology Package Inertial Sensor, DRS is based on the concept of a freely floating mass, shielded from nongravitational forces, onboard a host spacecraft.
Project Manager (past):
Phil Barela, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ESA's LISA Pathfinder. |
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (management)
- Goddard Space Flight Center (software)
- Busek Company, Incorporated (micronewton thrusters)
Currently planned for 2013
Rokot or Vega
Nancy J. Leon, New Millennium Program, Jet Propulsion Laboratory