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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #60 on: 12/10/2014 12:07 PM »
This might be of interest to CubeSat and NanoSat users.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33141.315

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #61 on: 12/16/2014 06:07 PM »
A 3D printed hydrazine propulsion system from Aerojet for cubesats.
Nice to see it can also be built to use  AF-M315E a green replacement for hydrazine.

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/12/16/aerojet-completes-hot-fire-3d-printed-cubesat-propulsion-system/#more-54182


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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #64 on: 01/05/2015 11:25 PM »
Yeah, they may be cube-shaped but I think 8U is pushing the definition of cubesat.  Cool mission though!

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #65 on: 01/10/2015 06:13 PM »

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« Reply #66 on: 01/26/2015 05:36 PM »
Solar sail cubesat test flight due to launch in May on an Atlas.

http://spacenews.com/planetary-society-sets-may-launch-for-solar-sail-experiment/

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #68 on: 01/29/2015 01:09 PM »
Picasso CubeSat

The PICosatellite for Atmospheric and Space Science Observations (Picasso) CubeSat, designed to investigate the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere.

Developed for ESA by the Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy with VTT Finland and the UK’s Clyde Space, Picasso will measure the distribution of ozone in the stratosphere and profile the temperature of the mesosphere and the electron density in the ionosphere.

Just 30x10x10 cm in size, the CubeSat will use a miniaturised multispectral imager for atmospheric ‘limb sounding’ with the Sun as the light source, and a multineedle ‘Langmuir probe’ sampling the electron density of the space around it.

CubeSats are standardised pico- and nanosatellites formed in cubes of 10 cm per side, with a maximum mass of 1.5 kg per cube, intended to make access to space affordable for small companies, research institutes and universities. One-, two- or three-cube CubeSats are currently being flown.

Picasso is one of a number of CubeSat missions being backed by the In-Orbit Demonstration element of ESA’s General Support Technology Programme. It will be launched in 2016 as part of QB50, a network of 50 CubeSats to probe largely unexplored layers of Earth’s atmosphere.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/01/Picasso_CubeSat2

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #69 on: 02/02/2015 01:55 AM »
Another video on Michigan Engineering's CAT plasma thruster. With 7 kg payload a 6U cubesat can reach Jupiter in 3yrs from C3 for <$10M per cubesat. 
This is why planetary scientists are very interested/excited by the advances in smallsat and cubesat technology.


Looks like the CAT will fly first half of 2015.

http://www.projectaether.org/main/space/mission.html

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« Reply #70 on: 02/02/2015 05:09 PM »

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« Reply #71 on: 02/08/2015 04:53 PM »
NASA to launch 14 research cube sats. These are mainly from universities.


http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/02/07/54600/


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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #73 on: 02/08/2015 07:41 PM »
NASA to launch 14 research cube sats. These are mainly from universities.


http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/02/07/54600/

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #74 on: 02/16/2015 08:40 PM »
I am interested in the use of Arduino or Raspberry PI controllers on nanoSATs, anything planning to be flown using these systems?

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #75 on: 02/16/2015 09:30 PM »
Well there was ArduSat.  I don't know if they ever made contact with it.
I sincerely hope nobody tries to put a Raspberry Pi on a satellite.  Those things are super flakey.  The Arduino hardware is okay (if limited), it's just kind of a dumbed-down system.
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #77 on: 02/20/2015 06:21 AM »
Some details on MarCO- two redundant 6U EDL-relay cubesats to launch with InSight and flyby Mars.

8 kbps to DSN through deployable X-band antennas

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #78 on: 03/12/2015 05:36 PM »
24 Nanosat communications constellation. Nothing in article about what they are communicating with.

http://deepspaceindustries.com/bitcoin-pioneer-inks-contract-for-satellite-constellation/

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #79 on: 03/15/2015 05:28 PM »
A cubesat satellite constellation providing internet access.

http://www.parabolicarc.com/2015/03/14/uksa-clyde-space-provide-global-broadband-cubesats/

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