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- RITSAT1 08102 is attempting to place a low-cost satellite in Earth's orbit to provide universities and amateur radio operators access to satellite research and communications. The project is based on the Cubesat standard developed at Cal. Polytechnic Institute , however, RITSAT is attempting to acquire and transmit still video images from a height of approximately 140km to 400km.
- RITSAT1 is a member of the Project METEOR family of senior design projects.
- METEOR stands for
- M - Microsystems
- E - Engineering and
- T - Technology for the
- E - Exploration of
- O - Outer Space
- R - Regions
The complete METEOR family for the 2007-2008 school year consists of two electrical and two mechanical engineering teams. Satellite and instrumentation platform development are charged to the EE teams, while rocket development and testing is done by the two ME teams.
Key Business Goals
- Complete a successful balloon test with full communication capabilities by May 2008
- RIT Electrical Engineering
- Amateur Radio Operators
Assumptions and Constraints
- Satellite Housing Size of 10cm x 10cm x 12cm
- Satellite housing has been designed to protect internal electrical components
- Operating environment is suitable for consumer electronics
- Delivery system has been designed by an affiliated team.
- Dr. Patru
- RIT Electrical Engineering Department
- Harris Corporation
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