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State of the Field

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Use this page to display photos and links to videos of your project. There is a photo gallery folder that you can use to store the files you link to here.

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

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.

Double Deployable-https://www.youtube.com/embed/_JVPh4g_Wi4

Double Deployable-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpCRWlZUXc

Design Specification Delta Area Price Point Picture Link
1U Single Deployed Long Edge 1 $5000 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Single%20Sided.jpg?rev=0 Link
1U Single Deployed Short Edge 1 $5650 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Single%20Sided%20Long%20Edge.jpg?rev=0 Link
1U Double Sided Long Edge 2 $7150 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Double%20Sided%20Long%20Edge.jpg?rev=0 Link
1U Double Sided Short Edge 2 $7150 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Double%20Sided%20Short%20Edge.jpg?rev=0 Link
1U Double Deployed Panel 2 $8300 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Double%20Deployed.jpg?rev=0 Link
1U 2-Sided Double Deployed Panel 4 $11,850 public/Photo%20Gallery/ClydeSpace/1U%20Double%20Sided%20Double%20Deployed.jpg?rev=0 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
All images from Clyde Space User Catalogue

Advanced Concepts

Xactobeo

http://www.cacharreo.org/files/Cubesat%20Xatcobeo.pdf

Arab Satellite CubeSat

http://www.spaceops2012.org/proceedings/documents/id1292352-paper-004.pdf

New Deployable Array


Useful Videos

Orientable Structure Deployable Cells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUP1Lwzx55E

MilSat Concept-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMMzJUCHf5g

Flexible Array Concept-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g45G2z9Ea4