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Table Of Contents

1/Life as a Satellite
Launch Trouble
How High Is Space?
2/The Measure of Space
Outgassing
Orbital Thermal Profiles
Magnetic Fields
Orbital Mechanics
Orbital Debris
3/Space Radiation Environment
Space Weather Events
Shielding
NASA CubeSat Requirements
Sample Test Schedule
Solving Problems
Test Sequence
Formal Risk Analysis
5/Thermal Vacuum Chamber
Building and Using a Thermal Vacuum Chamber
The $100 Thermal Vacuum Chamber
Parts List
Thermal/Vacuum Testing
Heating Rates Due to Sunlight and Dark
6/Launch Tests
Vibration Testing
Vibration Spectra
Shaker Design
Acoustic Testing
Drop Testing
Static Loading
7/G-Force Testing
G-Force Theory
The Drill-Powered G-force Rig
8/Good Test Procedures
Flight Spares
Test Scheduling and Isolated Testing
Suggested Build-and-Test Schedule for a Typical Picosatellite
Defects
Frame Testing
Clean Rooms
DIY Clean Room/Box
The Money Build
When to Commit
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Surviving Orbit the DIY Way: Testing the Limits Your Satellite Can and Must Match

Surviving Orbit the DIY Way: Testing the Limits Your Satellite Can and Must Match

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Is your picosatellite ready for launch? Can it withstand rocket thrusts and the vacuum of space? This do-it-yourself guide helps you conduct a series of hands-on tests designed to check your satellite’s readiness. Learn precisely what the craft and its electronic components must endure if they’re to function properly in Low Earth Orbit.

The perfect follow-up to DIY Satellite Platforms (our primer for designing and building a picosatellite), this book also provides an overview of what space is like and how orbits work, enabling you to set up the launch and orbit support you’ll need.

Go deep into the numbers that describe conditions your satellite will face Learn how to mitigate the risks of radiation in the ionosphere Pick up enough formal systems engineering to understand what the tests are all about Build a thermal vacuum chamber for mimicking environment of space Simulate the rocket launch by building and running a vibration shake test Use a homebuilt centrifuge to conduct high G-force tests Get guidelines on scheduling tests and choosing an appropriate lab or clean room

Is your picosatellite ready for launch? Can it withstand rocket thrusts and the vacuum of space? This do-it-yourself guide helps you conduct a series of hands-on tests designed to check your satellite’s readiness. Learn precisely what the craft and its electronic components must endure if they’re to function properly in Low Earth Orbit.

The perfect follow-up to DIY Satellite Platforms (our primer for designing and building a picosatellite), this book also provides an overview of what space is like and how orbits work, enabling you to set up the launch and orbit support you’ll need.

Go deep into the numbers that describe conditions your satellite will face Learn how to mitigate the risks of radiation in the ionosphere Pick up enough formal systems engineering to understand what the tests are all about Build a thermal vacuum chamber for mimicking environment of space Simulate the rocket launch by building and running a vibration shake test Use a homebuilt centrifuge to conduct high G-force tests Get guidelines on scheduling tests and choosing an appropriate lab or clean room

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Publish date: Aug 24, 2012
Added to Scribd: Aug 27, 2012
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781449356132
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