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by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Testing Guidelines for CubeSats?
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Testing Guidelines for CubeSats?

NASA put out this document to help guide CubeSat developers
https://standards.nasa.gov/standard/gsfc/gsfc-std-7000

What has your experience been in qualifying your CubeSat for flight? Were there simplifications that the launch provider would accept?
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Materials and Mechanisms
Topic: Design Documents for CubeSats
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Views: 1511

Design Documents for CubeSats

One of the reasons CubeSats have reduced the barrier to entry is that the standardization of the structure made it easier for launch providers to integrate them as secondary payloads. Here are some documents that help you understand what the size the structures are and what tolerances they need to a...
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Rules of thumb for CubeSats?
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Views: 1103

Rules of thumb for CubeSats?

Not many components from electronic suppliers are space rated, and those that are usually so expensive that they're out of reach for cubesat developers. For components, like capacitors and microcontrollers, I pick components that can handle a temperature range from -55°C ~ 85°C. I found that to be s...
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello World!
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Views: 1652

Hello World!

I'm Sam, the developer of this website. I've been working in the smallsat community for 5 years and saw the need for such a forum. In other fields, there are online communities where individuals post suggestions and offer advice to problems other developers encounter, but didn't see anything equival...
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Help us grow!
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Views: 12288

Help us grow!

Are you interested in helping to grow the CubeSat Forum community? We sure could use your help!

We're looking for volunteers to develop content, moderate the forum, and help this budding website grow.

Interested? Send me a PM and let's talk!
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Conferences
Topic: Which ones do you like to go to?
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Views: 1586

Which ones do you like to go to?

I typically go to 2 main conferences: SmallSat Symposium (February, Mountain View, CA), CubeSat Developers' Workshop (April, San Luis Obispo, CA), and SmallSat Conference (August, Logan, UT). I go to the SmallSat Symposium because there is a lot of focus on business trends. CubeSat Developers' Works...
by admin_Sam
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Structures, Materials and Mechanisms
Topic: Cheap spacecraft structures
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

Cheap spacecraft structures

NASA Ames makes their own using extrusions from Parker Steel ( https://www.metricmetal.com/product/aluminum/square-tube/aluminum-square-tube-6060/ ). You have to make the ends, but they work. They've been used in the TechEdSat series. I've had experience with pumpkin 3U, and found them to be pretty ...
by admin_Sam
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Resources for a budding CubeSat Developer?
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Views: 1436

Resources for a budding CubeSat Developer?

Below is a list of resources I find very useful: - Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD): The go to book for designing missions and system architecture for small and big satellites. - NASA's CubeSat 101 Document: Good overview of the process (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/n...
by admin_Sam
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're online!
Replies: 0
Views: 12008

We're online!

Hi All,
We've got the basic pages setup. We've put together this forum in the hopes it can help advance the state of the art for the CubeSat Community.

Greatly appreciate any thoughts you may have on improving it!