Platform-art main features: Flexible

  • Wide range of dynamics can be simulated:
    • Different relative satellite-satellite scenarios (such as Formation Flying, Rendezvous, Active Debris Removal scenarios).
    • Different relative satellite-celestial body scenarios (asteroids approaching, Lunar Orbiting/Landing scenarios).
    • Cooperative and un-cooperative Robotics/rovers scenarios (by configuration update) for surface rovers operations, astronauts support services , and others.
  • Its modularity allows fast adaptation to different mission scenarios and to different customer requirements (e.g. different customer avionics systems can replace the default laboratory avionics system in a plug-and-play fashion with low adaptation effort required).
  • Multi-robots scenario (1x7 Degrees of Freedom -DoF, 1x6DoF, 1x3DoF) working in real-time synchronized fashion.
  • Available 3-D mock-ups:
    • Realistic Lunar surface mock-up (scale 1:500.000 0.1 mm building accuracy), corresponding to several thousands of km2 surface around the Moon South Pole (surface morphology obtained from best available sources, such as LRO and Kaguya)
    • PRISMA TANGO spacecraft: scale 1:1 and scale 1:15
    • IBDM Demo mission target satellite (including IBDM docking mechanism static mock-up): scale 1:3 
    • MSR Sample Canister: scale 1:1, scale 1:3 and scale 1:30. 
  • 600 m3 facility / 16 meters rail to operate the KUKA robot (7DoF).
  • Different sensors (optical camera, Laser, Radio Frequency GPS-like) available in the lab.