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KickSat SmallSat Presentation

KickSat SmallSat Presentation

This is a presentation I gave at the 2013 SmallSat conference on KickSat


Zac Manchester

August 14, 2013


  1. Zac$Manchester,$Mason$Peck$ Cornell$University$ $ Andy$Filo$ 4$Special$Projects$

  2. The$Sprite$“ChipSat”$

  3. Why$Build$Femtosatellites?$ Symbol Meaning AD Aerodynamic Drag EC Eddy Current Drag

    GG Gravity Gradient GR General Relativity LZ Lorentz Force M Magnetism MT Magnetism - Torquer MR Magnetism – Residual Field Moon Lunar Gravity OB Earth Oblateness PA Planetary Albedo PC Particle Collisions PL Solar System Planetary Gravity PR Poynting-Robertson Drag SP Solar Pressure SR Special Relativity SW Solar Wind Sun Solar Gravity g Characteristic Length
  4. Why$Build$Femtosatellites?$

  5. Expanding$Access$To$Space$

  6. Space$TransportaHon$Costs$ Futron$CorporaHon,$Sept.$2002$ Launch$Costs$

  7. Transistor$Counts$

  8. Shrink$The$SpacecraM!$ Depackaged)Components)on)Silicon) ) 1.7$cm$x$1.7$cm$x$350$μm$ Area$=$2.89$cm2$ Mass$=$220$mg$$ System)on)Chip) ) 1.0$cm$x$1.0$cm$x$25μm$ Area$=$1.0$cm2$

    Mass$=$7.5$mg$$ Printed)Circuit)Board) ) 3.5$cm$x$3.5$cm$x$3$mm$ Area$=$12.25$cm2$ Mass$=$5$g$$
  9. KickSat$Mission$ Video$Courtesy$Ben$Bishop$

  10. None
  11. Kickstarter$Fundraising$

  12. None
  13. Sprite$Ground$StaHon$

  14. Sprite$Ground$StaHon$

  15. Range$Test$

  16. QuesHons?$$