GNC stands for Guidance, Navigation, and Control. This subsystem is responsible for determining the orientation of the spacecraft in orbit and controlling that orientation. The GNC system interacts with nearly all of the subsystems to ensure that the spacecraft’s orientation complies with their requirements.

 

Tasks:

  • Developing algorithms on board to control orientation of the spacecraft

  • Implementing dynamics models into software

  • Use software to closely interact with hardware components on the satellite including magnetometers, sensors, and the battery management systems

  • Work on simulations to perform tests on earth (Helmholtz Cage implementation)

DESCRIPTION

SUBSYSTEM

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GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL

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