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CubeSat: developing a standard bus for picosatellites
Author(s): Ivan Galysh; Kevin Doherty; James McGuire; Hank Heidt; David Niemi; G. Dutchover
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of the CubeSat development is to define a standard bus that can be used by anyone needing a simple picosatellite. Defining a standard bus, developing standard hardware components using commercial off the shelf components and a standard spacecraft frame will simplify the development of picosatellites. The CubeSat development will provide a standard spacecraft frame, a spacecraft controller, radio transceiver, attitude determination and control, solar cells, batteries, and an interface for a payload. The developer needs only to concentrate on the payload.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4136, Small Payloads in Space, (7 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406644
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Galysh, The StenSat Group (United States)
Kevin Doherty, The StenSat Group (United States)
James McGuire, The StenSat Group (United States)
Hank Heidt, The StenSat Group (United States)
David Niemi, The StenSat Group (United States)
G. Dutchover, The StenSat Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4136:
Small Payloads in Space
Brian J. Horais; Robert J. Twiggs, Editor(s)

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