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CubeSat Proximity Operations Demonstration (CPOD)

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Project Introduction

The CPOD mission will test rendezvous, proximity operations and docking using two 3U CubeSats. Docking will employ the use of a novel universal docking device, imaging sensors, and a multi-thruster cold gas propulsion system. Using on-board navigation systems, one CubeSat will perform relative station-keeping and a series of precision circumnavigation maneuvers relative to the second CubeSat in order to validate and characterize new miniature proximity operations sensors.

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