Scientists in the small satellite community have growing interest in using groups of small satellites to achieve a variety of mission of objectives. These mission concepts are becoming more complex by considering destinations beyond the delivery orbit such as deep space and plane changes in LEO. This project looks to further investigate the design of a unique payload adapter based small satellite transporter (SST) that will be able to take multiple small satellites to such destinations.
The primary objective is to determine whether this small satellite transporter is capable of transporting at least four 6U CubeSats is possible for a given set of mission scenarios. The effort will include:
The SST supports a number of GSFC deeps space CubeSat concepts.
Commercial space entities that are interested in advanced CubeSat missions would benefit from this technology.
Other agencies interested in advanced CubeSat missions would benefit from this technology.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, MD|
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