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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #200 on: 11/06/2016 06:31 PM »
SLS EM1 mission cubesat and their technology from Von Braun Symposium.

I believe i saw many recycled slides from here in this talk ( Nov 2015 ):
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Status-of-AES-tagged.pdf
Also panelists:
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Payloads for SLS’ Exploration Missions
Moderator: Steve Creech, Deputy Manager, Spacecraft/Payload Integration and
Evolution, Space Launch System Program, NASA MSFC
Panelists:
- Jitendra Joshi, Lead for Technology Integration, Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
- Barry Goldstein, Manager, Europa Project, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Joseph Pelfrey, Manager, Exploration and Space Transportation Development Office, NASA MSFC
- Monsi Roman, Centennial Challenges Program Manager, NASA Headquarters

Its shaping up to be a significant spacecraft technology development launch. There are 3 more in the process of being ironed out

http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/30k-awarded-in-third-round-of-cube-quest-challenge

USAF STP-2 is another significant technology advancement launch with many very significant potential advances on it .. now which one will actually fly first, if ever ?
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #201 on: 11/06/2016 10:54 PM »
This week we talk with Emory Stagmer about small satellites, what they mean to the industry, some of the issues holding them back today and what Northrup Grumman is doing to help bring reliability and sustainability to the small sat market.

https://www.tmro.tv/2016/10/30/future-market-small-sats/

Northrup Grumman are using they years of satellite expertise to great rad harden cubesat platforms for low $Ms. Another potential for BLEO missions with lives measured in years (>5yrs?).

All we need now is a smallsat LV with a third stage(doesn't exist ye) capable of providing earth escape for a few 6U cubesats and dedicated planetary science missions for <$20M start to become a reality. 

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #202 on: 11/25/2016 04:10 PM »

When the cube opens, an antenna pops out and its ribs extend from a canister to spread out a golden mesh. The RainCube antenna has to be small enough to be crammed into a 1.5U container (1U, a CubeSat unit, is roughly equivalent to a 4-inch cubic box, or 10 x 10 x 10 cubic centimeters).

http://www.space.com/34807-cubesats-pack-origami-radar-dish.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=socialtwitterspc&cmpid=social_spc_514648

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #203 on: 01/16/2017 08:29 PM »
Planetary Society made a summary page with LightSail build details:

http://sail.planetary.org/resources.html

EDIT: and reading the chapter about operations:
https://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/projects/lightsail/papers/betts-et-al-2017-ls1-results.pdf

Pretty sketchy, seems like quite a bit of ground testing and planning could have been done better. Live and learn.
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #205 on: 03/21/2017 04:27 PM »

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2017/03/14/cubesat-sbir-phase-ii/

he selected projects range from antennas to mono-propellants to solar arrays. The proposals include:

Loop Heat Pipe Manufacturing via DMLS for CubeSAT Applications – Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., Lancaster, PADRG-Based CubeSat Inertial Reference Unit (DCIRU) — Applied Technology Associates, Albuquerque, NM200W Deep Space CubeSat Composite Beam Roll-Up Solar Array (COBRA) — Composite Technology Development, Lafayette, COKa-Band Klystron Amplifier for CUBESATs — e beam, Inc., Beaverton, ORUltracapacitor Based Power Supply for CubeSats — FastCAP Systems Corporation, Boston, MAKa-Band Electronically Steered CubeSat Antenna — Kymeta Government Solutions, Redmond, WAGreen Monopropellant Propulsion for Small Spacecrafts — Plasma Processes, LLC, Huntsville, Ala.Bonding and Analysis of Composite TRAC Booms for NASA Science Missions — ROCCOR, LLC, Longmont, COHigh Frequency Reflective Mesh for Small Aperture Antennas — Tendeg, LLC, Louisville, COMonofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MVP) System — CU Aerospace, LLC, Champaign, IL

Summaries of the proposals follow.


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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #207 on: 04/18/2017 05:32 AM »
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #208 on: 05/07/2017 09:06 PM »
Day 2 of the conference here. Some interesting panels

https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/7322038/videos/155440786

Day 1 doesn't seem to be archived.
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #209 on: 05/09/2017 06:05 AM »
There are some other posts a lot further back on this thruster, nice to see it is finally going to fly.

http://spacenews.com/phase-fours-smallsat-plasma-thruster-finds-a-ride-to-space/


Here is there Web pages

http://www.phasefour.io/rft/

Google CATV Plasma Thruster for some more links and videos.
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #212 on: 05/27/2017 11:41 PM »
Accion Systems ion thruster. I've covered this thruster elsewhere this thread.

Watch "TMRO:Space - The small Ion thruster that could change space travel  - Orbit 10.14" on YouTube


These small thrusters would also allow cubesats to operate at lower altitudes giving better imaging and reducing end off life deorbit to months.

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #215 on: 06/16/2017 02:46 PM »
The CAT Thruster now called the Radio Frequency Thruster and manufactured by Phase Four

http://www.phasefour.io/rft

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #216 on: 06/16/2017 10:27 PM »
Magna Parva Technology have developed 3D printing technology that allows a smallsat (cubesat?) to create 100m booms. The video deploys 4 boom antenna for triangulation of radio signals.



https://inspacemanufacturing.com/
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #217 on: 06/20/2017 06:11 PM »
A good article on how earth observation smallsats are being used for business.

They forgot about early forest fire detection. Easily save few $100M a year in US alone.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40425808/how-tiny-satellites-are-changing-the-way-we-do-business

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #218 on: 06/21/2017 12:27 AM »

Open Cosmos says it can build and launch cubesats in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, of other companies through the use of standardized hardware and software. - See more at: http://spacenews.com/british-startup-offers-low-cost-cubesat-services/#sthash.EcLp4jYk.dpuf

http://spacenews.com/british-startup-offers-low-cost-cubesat-services/

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #219 on: 06/21/2017 01:06 AM »

Open Cosmos says it can build and launch cubesats in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost ..

Weeelll
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The company says its all-inclusive costs start at £500,000 ($637,000) for a 3U cubesat..

I guess 9/12ths is a fraction.

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..which it claims is as little as one-tenth the cost of alternative providers.
Really now ? I don't think anyone is paying a cool five million for a regular 3U cubesat.
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