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Boston University Student Proposal for Deployable Solar and Antenna Array Microgravity Testing

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Boston University Student Proposal for Deployable Solar and Antenna Array Microgravity Testing
The Boston University student Satellite for Applications and Training (BUSAT) project is a hardware development program developing a scientific nanosatellite platform for future multi-mission use with a minimum of non-recurring engineering cost. The primary goal of the microgravity flight campaign is characterization and demonstration of the mechanical responsiveness of two key hardware components: a solar panel deployment system and an antenna array deployment system. In doing so, BUSAT intends to create standardized, low-cost, and reliable nano- and pico-satellite mechanical bus subsystems for future use by defense, civilian and academic spaceflight projects.
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