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CubeSat developments at Cal Poly: the standard deployer and PolySat
Author(s): Jordi Puig-Suari; Jeremy Schoos; Clark Turner; Tyler Wagner; Ryan Connolly; Richard P. Block
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Paper Abstract

Cal Poly students are participating in the development of a new class of picosatellite, the CubeSat. CubeSats are ideal as a development project for universities around the world. In additioin to their significant role in educating space scientists and engineers, CubeSats provide a low-cost platform for testing and space qualification of the next generation of small payloads in space. In expensive, commercial off-the- shelf components are used to demonstrate their ability to function in the space environment. A key innovation of the project is the development of a standard CubeSat deployer. This deployment system is capable of releasing a number of CubeSats as secondary payloads on a wide range of launchers. The standard deployer requires all CubeSats to conform to common physical requirements, and share a standard interface with the deployer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4136, Small Payloads in Space, (7 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406645
Show Author Affiliations
Jordi Puig-Suari, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Jeremy Schoos, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Clark Turner, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Tyler Wagner, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Ryan Connolly, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Richard P. Block, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)

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

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