SMARTSat (Shape Memory Alloy Research Technology Satellite)

SMARTSat
Name SMARTSat (Shape Memory Alloy Research Technology Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status cancelled
Organisation Texas A&M University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Demonstrate the use of shape memory alloys to deploy solar panels plus camera.

Description

Demonstrate the use of shape memory alloys to deploy solar panels. Demonstrate an attitude determination algorithm using input from a magnetometer and sun sensors. Take and transmit pictures of Earth.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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