ADAGIO is a Galileo-powered service that was developed to improve attitude and orbit determination in CubeSats. CubeSats are small, low-cost satellites designed and operated mainly by small companies, startups, and universities. For the last two decades, their use and capabilities have been constantly increasing both as a technology demonstrator for more expensive missions and as a scientific experiment in itself. ADAGIO wants to improve satellites’ EO accuracy to monitor orbits and pointing changes in real time better. This goal is achieved using multiple antennas on the satellite surface to compare the incoming signals from different Galileo satellites. These signals are then used to compute the current attitude of the satellite at a low cost and with high coverage around its orbit.
Andrés Rabuñal Gayo, Alejandro Camanzo Mariño, Manuel Vale Xoubanova