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Progress Towards the ELROI\u3csup\u3eTM\u3c/sup\u3e Satellite License Plate

By David M. Palmer, Michael A. Holloway, Rebecca M. Holmes, Donathan J. Ortega and Charles T. Weaver

Abstract

The ELROITM System, (Extremely Low Resource Optical Identifier), uses a beacon that could be attached to any object that goes into space and provide a persistent identifier to the space object that can be read out by a small telescope on the ground. This could alleviate the approaching crisis in Space Traffic Management caused by mass launches of small satellites and the formation of large constellations. Identification beacons on all future space objects will simplify satellite operations and greatly relieve our overstressed space tracking and traffic management infrastructure

Topics: progress, towards, elroitm, satellite, license, plate
Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
Year: 2020
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.usu.edu:smallsat-4736
Provided by: DigitalCommons@USU

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