The AOCS Mk1.5 Evolution is the first step of Eurostar 3000 design to a full-STR AOCS. A redounded star tracker is implemented on the S/C and all associated on-board and ground processing have been developed and qualified to improve the on-station pointing performances and to provide additional mission capability and operations versatility.
Thanks to the ARTES 34 AOCS Mk1.5 Evolution program, the following design and development activities were achieved:
The project focuses on the system or subsystem activities required to integrate a full redounded STR, the complete algorithms for its management, but also all the critical processing for attitude control using STR measures.
The project has been carried out with the following milestones:
Final Review held in December 2013