Joint Centers of Excellence Program

Modular Gravitational Reference Sensors

Develop to TRL 4 the technologies required for a drag-free system with a residual noise performance of equal or less than 10-12 ms-2Hz-1/2. The flight drag-free system will be fabricated by NASA Ames Research Center and flown on a KACST fabricated SaudiSat -4 configurable bus in 2016. The areas of science/engineering included are precision and control engineering, precision space orbital determination, aeronomy, applied physics and gravitational science.