Ion and neutral mass spectrometers for CubeSat applications will be expanded to a larger aperture. With the development of a tiny, gated time-of-flight spectrometer, GSFC will be strategically positioned to win future funding opportunities such as CubeSat constellation missions.
The objective of this proposal is to design, build, and test an engineering model of an ion neutral mass analyzer for CubeSat applications, with expanded aperture. This technology development follow-on proposal heavily leverages a previously developed Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS)—TRL 6—developed through FY14 IRAD, which will be modified to add capabilities beyond the current design.More »
The instrument can immediately be proposed to CubeSat opportunities, including NASA ROSES Low Cost Access to Space or NSF CubeSat-based Science Missions, after which it will be a good candidate for a CubeSat constellation mission under the Explorer AO.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|