Space & Satellite Systems

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What

Launch of CubeSat

When

Jan 2021

Where

NASA

Kennedy Space Center

Florida

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REALOP

Remote Experimentation and Analysis of Low Orbit Phenomena

Our goal is to provide undergraduates with hands-on experience by designing and manufacturing a satellite and conducting test launches with a balloon carrying that satellites components.

SubSystems

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Electrical Team

Electrical

Power of CubeSat

Members of the electrical team design and implement all electrical components, from high-level system maps to low-level circuit design. The electrical team is in charge of the PCB design, component testing, and estimating power draw of parts of the satellite.

 

ADCS

Intelligence of CubeSat

How do you know which way your satellite is pointing? How do you turn your satellite to point in the direction you want and maintain its direction? The Attitude Determination and Control System, or ADCS, tackles these questions by using a combination of sensors, software, and actuators. ADCS requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining physics and math with electrical, computer science, mechanical, and aerospace engineering.

02

ADCS Team

03

Programming Team

Programming

Brain of CubeSat

All things software. We are the glue that connects all the pieces of the satellite together. Ranging from sensor interfaces to a command response protocol, the computer science subsystem is responsible for ensuring proper functionality while in flight. All core components such as radio firmware, attitude determination and control algorithms, power management systems, and many more need to function and communicate with each other in real-time. The software team is responsible for ensuring these entities are rock solid stable and can work seamlessly across multiple threads.

Structures

Holding the CubeSat

Structures is the subsystem responsible for the bulk of the mission’s mechanical engineering. Our primary duty is the mechanical design, analysis, testing, and prototyping of the satellite’s chassis, and this includes everything from selecting space-appropriate materials to working with CAM and CNC milling chassis components. Our team is also responsible for the thermal analysis of our satellite, ensuring that satellite electronics can withstand the heat loads experienced while in orbit, and integrating proper thermal control systems.

04

Structures Team

High Altitude Balloon

04

High Altitude Balloon

Testing the CubeSat

The HAB team (High Altitude Balloon) are in charge of creating high-altitude balloons usually filled with helium or hydrogen and rarely methane, that are released into the stratosphere, generally attaining between 18 and 37 km (11 and 23 mi; 59,000 and 121,000 ft) above sea level. Their primary objective is to gather data of space, making multiple analyses, and making a conclusion based on that analyses.

Our Goal.

Our goal is to build a cost efficient CubeSAT from scratch using new technologies. The CubeSAT would be settled in low earth orbit in which it’ll gather information and pictures of our beloved planet-Earth. This information would be provided to the public for research purposes. We believe that information and pictures would be valuable in studying low earth orbit. 

 

Agenda

Counting the days...

Apr '19

Designing Components

May '19

Initial Testing & Analysis

Mar '20

Final Testing & Analysis

Jun '20

Submit CubeSat to NASA

Oct '20

Launch Date

 

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