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Offline TrevorMonty

Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #240 on: 03/22/2018 10:02 PM »

Cubesat laser communications development by MIT. See 3rd presenter.

https://www.media.mit.edu/videos/beyond-the-cradle-2018-03-10-a/

Offline TrevorMonty

Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #241 on: 04/17/2018 06:02 AM »
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2018-072&rn=news.xml&rst=7097

The ASTERIA satellite, which was deployed into low-Earth orbit in November, is only slightly larger than a box of cereal, but it could be used to help astrophysicists study planets orbiting other stars.

Offline Rik ISS-fan

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #242 on: 04/19/2018 09:51 PM »
On March 22th and 23th the second PocketQube Workshop was organised by TU Delft. Most of the presentations can be viewed on Alba Orbital youtube channel.

Some of the interesting stuff about pocketcubes.
At TU Delft they are developing a new PQ9 Interface standard. On the website of GauseSrl there are presentations from the 4th IAA University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop. This presentation is about the PQ-9 interface standard.

Another interesting development from Delft University of Technology is the satellite component search engine:
satsearch.co
It's explained in this presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5wKk-hYBY&feature=youtu.be
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Offline TrevorMonty

Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #244 on: 05/04/2018 08:32 PM »
www.parabolicarc.com/2018/05/04/nasas-dellingr-spacecraft-baselined-pathfinding-cubesat-mission-van-allen-belts/

Dellingr-Xs all-important command and data handling and electrical power systems will be radiation tolerant;

This is a must for BLEO missions using  cubesats and smallsats.

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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #245 on: 05/05/2018 08:33 PM »
We just saw the first launch of CubeSats into deep space!  MarCO A/B launched together with Insight on a flyby trajectory of Mars.  In addition to their pioneering path and operations, they are also demonstrating quite a lot of new tech for CubeSats--a deployable reflectarray antenna for high gain X-band communications (it's a passive phased array), a software defined radio capable of full communications with DSN, and a new cold-gas propulsion system. 


https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/appendix/mars-cube-one/
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Re: CubeSat and NanoSat Technology
« Reply #246 on: 05/07/2018 02:55 PM »


Explore Deep Space (@XploreDeepSpace) tweeted at 11:45 PM on Mon, May 07, 2018:
Now that @NASA has shown the viability of auto X-ray navigation in space, plans are in work to include the tech on a CubeSat mission to the #Moon & engineers are now studying the possibly of adding the capability to human-exploration spacecraft. MORE: https://t.co/mxhwVRIURm https://t.co/g28shub1qM


The system works by detect X-ray emissions of pulsar stars, kind of like X-ray version of optical star tracker system.


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