The Milani mission: overview and architecture of the optical-based GNC system
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Milani is a 6U CubeSat that will be part of the Hera mission around the Didymos binary system. Its objectives are both scientific and technological: to study and characterize the Didymos environment, and to demonstrate the use of CubeSat technologies for interplanetary missions. The latter includes the usage of autonomous navigation algorithms in a close-proximity environment. The purpose of this work is twofold. First, to provide an updated overview of the Milani mission. Second, for the first time, to illustrate the architecture and some preliminary results of the semi-autonomous optical-based GNC system.