State of the Field
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The development of the CubeSat standard has fundamentally changed the way that we work with space systems engineering at all levels. Industry is not taking the opportunity to put cheap payloads into space seriously, launching whole flocks of vehicles to perform science and industrial applications. Military is using these vehicles as a chance to test new mechanisms and payloads, while federal governments are looking to help use these to boost the benefits of scientific missions.
At the university level, CubeSats are engaging projects that students and scientists undertake together to develop skills and explore the field.
Clyde Space is an industry standard for Commercial Off the Shelf (SOTS) components for deployable CubeSats. They sell a variety of components, focusing primarily on deployable 3U solar cells.
|Design Specification||Delta Area||Price Point||Picture||Link|
|1U Single Deployed Long Edge||1||$5000||Link|
|1U Single Deployed Short Edge||1||$5650||Link|
|1U Double Sided Long Edge||2||$7150||Link|
|1U Double Sided Short Edge||2||$7150||Link|
|1U Double Deployed Panel||2||$8300||Link|
|1U 2-Sided Double Deployed Panel||4||$11,850||Link|
|Panel Type||Angle of Deployment (degrees)||Hold Down Mechanism||Mount Style||Total Panel Faces|
|1U Single Deployed Long Edge||90-135||Knife Edge||On Rail Side||2|
|1U Single Deployed Short Edge||90 or 135||Thermal Knife||On Top Side||2|
|1U Double Sided Long Edge||90 or 135||Thermal Knife/Hold Down||On Rail Side||3|
|1U Double Sided Short Edge||90 or 135||Thermal Knife/Hold Down||On Top Side||3|
|1U Double Deployed Panel||90||Thermal Knife/Hold Down||On Rail Side||2|
|1U 2-Sided Double Deployed Panel||90||Thermal Knife/Hold Down||On Rail Side||4|
Arab Satellite CubeSat
New Deployable Array
Orientable Structure Deployable Cells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUP1Lwzx55E
Flexible Array Concept-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g45G2z9Ea4