Presentation Title

Design and Fabrication of a Miniature Satellite for Measuring Temperature and Sunlight Light Intensity

Faculty Mentor

Sagil James

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

HARBESON 10

Session

POSTER 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

Satellites have played an essential part in our society, from mapping out weather patterns to tracking ships. Although the application of satellite technologies is seemingly limitless, it does come at a price. According to NASA, a typical satellite costs $10,000 per pound to be launched in Earth’s orbit, at this price point a limited number of consumers can afford the launch of a full-scale satellite. One solution to this issue is to utilize miniature satellites for conducting experiments. With miniature satellites becoming more affordable to launch, a larger consumer pool now has the opportunity to advance space exploration further. The goal for this project is to create an indigenously designed satellite to measure temperature and sunlight intensity at specified altitudes. The project is expected to deliver a satellite that is fully capable of being launched into Low Earth Orbit, can record data from sensors, and transmit data back to Earth to a ground station. This project will not only help to provide more information about our Earth but will also inspire next-generation space enthusiasts. The team will present their initial research, conceptual designs, and feasibility analysis, along with cost analysis.

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Nov 17th, 8:30 AM Nov 17th, 10:30 AM

Design and Fabrication of a Miniature Satellite for Measuring Temperature and Sunlight Light Intensity

HARBESON 10

Satellites have played an essential part in our society, from mapping out weather patterns to tracking ships. Although the application of satellite technologies is seemingly limitless, it does come at a price. According to NASA, a typical satellite costs $10,000 per pound to be launched in Earth’s orbit, at this price point a limited number of consumers can afford the launch of a full-scale satellite. One solution to this issue is to utilize miniature satellites for conducting experiments. With miniature satellites becoming more affordable to launch, a larger consumer pool now has the opportunity to advance space exploration further. The goal for this project is to create an indigenously designed satellite to measure temperature and sunlight intensity at specified altitudes. The project is expected to deliver a satellite that is fully capable of being launched into Low Earth Orbit, can record data from sensors, and transmit data back to Earth to a ground station. This project will not only help to provide more information about our Earth but will also inspire next-generation space enthusiasts. The team will present their initial research, conceptual designs, and feasibility analysis, along with cost analysis.