The Juventas CubeSat joining the Hera mission will integrate the change of the Intersatellite Link and the mission electronics will be further radiation hardened
In July 2020, GomSpace and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a contract for the implementation of the Juventas CubeSat in support of the Hera mission.
The Juventas CubeSat mission is led by GomSpace Luxembourg SARL with support from a range of European subcontractors. GomSpace and ESA have signed a Contract Change Notice (CCN) with an increased value of €1.354.000 (approx. 15.1 MSEK) for the consortium.
The amount for GomSpace in the CCN is provided to cover additional work foreseen as an impact from a change of the Intersatellite Link baseline and additional radiation hardening activities on the satellite electronic units.
The project continues towards the implementation of the Juventas spacecraft foreseen to be delivered by end of 2023.
About the Hera mission:
Together, NASA's DART and Hera missions, and the international research collaboration known as the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDA_%28mission%29)), will validate deflection technology that be critical in the future to avoid asteroids collision with Earth. Juventas is a 6U nanosatellite containing a low frequency radar, named JuRa, as its primary payload (http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Safety/Hera/Hera_s_CubeSat_to_perform_first_radar_probe_of_an_asteroid)), and a gravimeter call GRASS provided by the Royal Observatory of Belgium and Emxys in Spain.
The nanosatellite will operate in proximity to the Didymos asteroid system, focusing instruments to probe the interior structure of Dimorphos, the asteroid's moon. Juventas will then complete its mission by landing on Dimorphos, making measurements on the landing dynamics from bouncing events to capture details of the asteroids surface properties and measurements taken by GRASS to give insight to the dynamical properties of the asteroid.
For more information, please contact:
Carsten Drachmann (CEO)
Tel: +45 40 63 40 36
E-mail: cdra @ gomspace.com
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