What is a Mission Application?

Mission applications include anything that makes decisions or governs autonomy on the satellite, as well an any other applications designed to address mission-specific concerns.

Applications can be used to accomplish anything on the system and are only limited by the computational or hardware capabilities of the spacecraft.

Autonomy Applications

Applications can be used to enable the satellite to act autonomously. Some basic versions of this are:

  • Querying hardware services and storing telemetry
  • Creating and broadcasting telemetry beacons that change depending on satellite state
  • Controlling deployment procedures

Mission Operation Applications

Applications are also used to accomplish specific mission goals. Some possible examples are:

  • Image analysis
  • Payload operation
  • Payload monitoring

Example Mission Applications

An example mission application is forthcoming.