A sampling of recent articles, press releases, etc. related to student and amateur CubeSat / SmallSat projects and programs:
** UNITE CubeSat Project built by Univ. of Southern Indiana undergraduates has operated more than 100 days: UNITE CubeSat reaches 100 days in orbit, a milestone for student built satellites – TriSate Homepage.com –
The CubeSat was deployed on January 31, 2019 and has been sending back data since its departure.
According to a recent study, only 45% of CubeSat units last longer than 60 days in service.
The Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer CubeSat, or UNITE CubeSat, was funded by a NASA Undergraduate Student Instruments Project (USIP) grant.
** 3U-CubeSat to de-orbit space junk: Space: OSCaR CubeSat aims to tidy space debris – ElectronicsWeekly.com
This interesting spacecraft will be dubbed OSCaR and it’s intended to collect space debris, or space junk.
Standing for “Obsolete Spacecraft Capture and Removal”, it’s a three-unit CubeSat being created by a team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the USA’s oldest technological research university.
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General CubeSat/SmallSat info:
- Student smallsats:
- ACRUX 1 – Gunter’s Space Page – student-built CubeSat at the University of Melbourne.
- Smallsat projects:
- LightSail 2 Integrated with Prox-1 Carrier Spacecraft | The Planetary Society
- How Hiber nanosatellites provide IoT connectivity anywhere on Earth – Verdict.co.uk
- First Flights: Experimental cosmologist Philip Lubin’s group launches its first iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’ – The UCSB Current
- Other smallsat news:
Some are the size of a toaster. Others a suitcase. They can ride into space as secondary payloads in a rocket’s “trunk,” or even be tossed out of an airlock, to start their missions. Small satellites, often collectively called “cubesats,” are changing the way we explore space and monitor our home planet.
- Host: Preston Dyches
- Speaker: Anne Marinan (JPL) — Systems Engineer, Near Earth Asteroid Scout & Mars Cube One;
- Team Xc Lead Engineer: Travis Imken (JPL) — Project Systems Engineer, RainCube