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Payload 08 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2017 - 08
Institution:

University of Bridgeport
Payload Title:

Near Space Cube Sat test

Student Leader:
  • Suresh Moru
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Bridgeport Engineering & Technology Building, Room 133 221 University Ave.
  • Bridgeport,Connecticut 06604
  • Email:smoru@my.bridgeport.edu
  • Cell:(203)685-1362
Faculty Advisor:
  • Jani Macari Pallis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Bridgeport Engineering & Technology Building, Room 133 221 University Ave.
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
  • Email:jpallis@bridgeport.edu
  • Office:(203) 576-4579
  • Cell:(415) 378-8513
Payload class:
Small
Payload ID Number:
08
Mass:
2.1 kg
Current:
420 mA
Serial Commands:
NOT PROVIDED
Discrete Commands:
NOT PROVIDED
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/23/2017
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/04/2017
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/28/2017
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/08/2017
Delivered:
Abstract:
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium and the University of Bridgeport are engaged in the development of a 2U CubeSat named “DiscoSat”. The Discovery Museum has been granted a NASA launch opportunity planned for 2018. As a project partner, the University of Bridgeport (UB) will design and test the engineering (test/backup) unit of the CubeSat. Once tested, the final flight unit will be built with UB faculty and students and a cohort of precollege students from Museum club/after school programs. The objective of DiscoSat is educational. In particular, young museum visitors will be able to conduct “mission control operations” within the Museum’s Challenger Center where students will learn about satellite missions. DiscoSat will carry a suite of atmospheric sensors (temperature, humidity, light, pressure, radiation) and a directional camera. UB requests a seat on the HASP 2017 flight to test a longer duration flight for the engineering unit for DiscoSat which includes: new software for directional camera calculations and motion in Near Space, the instrument suite, a new structure/housing and enclosure, thermal control, integration of components, command and control. The UB student participants include both undergraduate and graduate students including students from its newly formed Aerospace Club.
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