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Developing ExoPlanetSat: Finding Earth-like Planets with a Small Budget

Completed Technology Project

Project Description

Developing ExoPlanetSat: Finding Earth-like Planets with a Small Budget
This is a unique nanosatellite designed for astrophysics, and our involvement continues Goddard's leadership in these areas while also helping establish our presence in the field of Exoplanets. Thermal modeling of ExoPlanetSat, a nanosatellite for finding exoplanet transits around nearby sun-like stars Needed for Photometric stability Develop a test plan for ExoPlanetSat Prepare for flight testing in 2012/2013 Thermal modeling and Test plan to be carried out and developed by Goddard Space Flight Center. This project will be done in collaboration with partners at MIT and Draper Laboratory Basic Thermal Model, Oct. 1, 2011; Final Thermal Model, Mar. 1, 2012; Draft Test Plan, Mar. 1, 2012; Final Test Plan, July 1, 2012. More »

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