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ABSL Space Products 2011 BENEFITS / ECONOMIC PROSPECTS
 

Summary:  ABSL Space Products 2011
BENEFITS / ECONOMIC PROSPECTS:
Future exploration
Roving
Rendezvous & Docking
Plus terrestrial applications e.g. security
Part of a more complex system, working
with primes such as SciSys, Astrium, etc.
and smaller subcontractors such as ISI
Part of growth that has seen 3x staff and
3x turnover in last 5 years
CAPABILITY: Soft precision landing with
hazard avoidance
One of the primary aims of the outlined mission
Technology: Challenging but feasible
ABSL has designed and breadboarded the only long-range
single-photon sensitive imaging LIDAR in Europe
Currently under ESA contract for a Landing LIDAR system
Part of a larger system to identify safe landing zones
during descent

  

Source: Anand, Mahesh - Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Open University

 

Collections: Geosciences