MORAL Telescope mount has been tested on the field performing star pointing and satellite tracking.
Test have been performed in relevant condition:
Motion tested at high slew rate 30°/s and 60°/s. Observation made with a 200 f10 telescope with fast acquisition CCD 1280x960 px size 4.5 micron. FOV 9x7 arcmin. Structural model to simulate mass and test 1m class telescope of 450 Kg and inertia of 300 Kgm2
ARTICA deorbiting system is finally in space for qualification. The device has been launched on board CubeSat Ursa Maior the 23 June 2017 by indian launcher PSLV. The mission represents the first in-orbit validation for the deorbiting device. Go to mission page!
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MORAL moving at 60°/s: combination of "SlewTo" and joggle command with 60°/s slew rate and 40°/s2 acceleration.
Telescope model to simulate mass and test in relevant condition: Weight 450 Kg Inertia 300 Kgm2; Note: To perform the test in safe condition the EL axis has been temporary disabled.
MORAL sky pointing at 30°/s: "Slew to" command from external application with 30°/s slew rate and 30°/s2 acceleration.
Telescope model to simulate mass and test in relevant condition: Weight 450 Kg Inertia 300 Kgm2