CubeSat Handbook

CubeSat Handbook
Author: Chantal Cappelletti,Simone Battistini,Benjamin K. Malphrus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 0128178841
ISBN 13: 9780128178843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CubeSat Handbook Book Review:

CubeSat Handbook: From Mission Design to Operations is the first book solely devoted to the design, manufacturing, and in-orbit operations of CubeSats. Beginning with an historical overview from CubeSat co-inventors Robert Twiggs and Jordi Puig-Suari, the book is divided into 6 parts with contributions from international experts in the area of small satellites and CubeSats. It covers topics such as standard interfaces, on-board & ground software, industry standards in terms of control algorithms and sub-systems, systems engineering, standards for AITV (assembly, integration, testing and validation) activities, and launch regulations. This comprehensive resource provides all the information needed for engineers and developers in industry and academia to successfully design and launch a CubeSat mission. Provides an overview on all aspects that a CubeSat developer needs to analyze during mission design and its realization Features practical examples on how to design and deal with possible issues during a CubeSat mission Covers new developments and technologies, including ThinSats and PocketQubeSats

CubeSat Handbook

CubeSat Handbook
Author: Chantal Cappelletti,Simone Battistini,Benjamin Malphrus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 012817885X
ISBN 13: 9780128178850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CubeSat Handbook Book Review:

CubeSat Handbook: From Mission Design to Operations is the first book solely devoted to the design, manufacturing, and in-orbit operations of CubeSats. Beginning with an historical overview from CubeSat co-inventors Robert Twiggs and Jordi Puig-Suari, the book is divided into 6 parts with contributions from international experts in the area of small satellites and CubeSats. It covers topics such as standard interfaces, on-board & ground software, industry standards in terms of control algorithms and sub-systems, systems engineering, standards for AITV (assembly, integration, testing and validation) activities, and launch regulations. This comprehensive resource provides all the information needed for engineers and developers in industry and academia to successfully design and launch a CubeSat mission. Provides an overview on all aspects that a CubeSat developer needs to analyze during mission design and its realization Features practical examples on how to design and deal with possible issues during a CubeSat mission Covers new developments and technologies, including ThinSats and PocketQubeSats

CubeSat Antenna Design

CubeSat Antenna Design
Author: Nacer Chahat
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN 10: 111969258X
ISBN 13: 9781119692584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CubeSat Antenna Design Book Review:

Presents an overview of CubeSat antennas designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) CubeSats—nanosatellites built to standard dimensions of 10cm x 10 cm x cm—are making space-based Earth science observation and interplanetary space science affordable, accessible, and rapidly deployable for institutions such as universities and smaller space agencies around the world. CubeSat Antenna Design is an up-to-date overview of CubeSat antennas designed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), covering the systems engineering knowledge required to design these antennas from a radio frequency and mechanical perspective. This authoritative volume features contributions by leading experts in the field, providing insights on mission-critical design requirements for state-of-the-art CubeSat antennas and discussing their development, capabilities, and applications. The text begins with a brief introduction to CubeSats, followed by a detailed survey of low-gain, medium-gain, and high-gain antennas. Subsequent chapters cover topics including the telecommunication subsystem of Mars Cube One (MarCO), the enabling technology of Radar in a CubeSat (RainCube), the development of a one-meter mesh reflector for telecommunication at X- and Ka-band for deep space missions, and the design of multiple metasurface antennas. Written to help antenna engineers to enable new CubeSate NASA missions, this volume: Describes the selection of high-gain CubeSat antennas to address specific mission requirements and constraints for instruments or telecommunication Helps readers learn how to develop antennas for future CubeSat missions Provides key information on the effect of space environment on antennas to inform design steps Covers patch and patch array antennas, deployable reflectarray antennas, deployable mesh reflector, inflatable antennas, and metasurface antennas CubeSat Antenna Design is an important resource for antenna/microwave engineers, aerospace systems engineers, and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students wanting to learn how to design and fabricate their own antennas to address clear mission requirements.

Handbook of Space Technology

Handbook of Space Technology
Author: Wilfried Ley,Klaus Wittmann,Willi Hallmann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2009-03-18
ISBN 10: 0470742410
ISBN 13: 9780470742419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Space Technology Book Review:

Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

Handbook of Small Satellites

Handbook of Small Satellites
Author: Joseph N. Pelton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1702
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 9783030363079
ISBN 13: 3030363074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Small Satellites Book Review:

In the past decade, the field of small satellites has expanded the space industry in a powerful way. Hundreds, indeed thousands, of these innovative and highly cost-efficient satellites are now being launched from Earth to establish low-cost space systems. These smallsats are engaged in experiments and prototype testing, communications services, data relay, internet access, remote sensing, defense and security related services, and more. Some of these systems are quite small and are simple student experiments, while others in commercial constellations are employing state-of-the-art technologies to deliver fast and accurate services. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of this exciting new field. It covers the technology, applications and services, design and manufacture, launch arrangements, ground systems, and economic and regulatory arrangements surrounding small satellites. The diversity of approach in recent years has allowed for rapid innovation and economic breakthroughs to proceed at a pace that seems only to be speeding up. In this reference work, readers will find information pertaining to all aspects of the small satellite industry, written by a host of international experts in the field.

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect
Author: Pietro Nannipieri,Gianmarco Dinelli,Luca Dello Sterpaio,Antonino Marino,Luca Fanucci
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN 10: 3030770443
ISBN 13: 9783030770440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect Book Review:

This book introduces the space community to the novel SpaceFibre protocol, developed under the guidance of the European Space Agency (ESA) as the forthcoming, high speed (Gbps) communication protocol for satellite on-board communication. Since SpaceFibre is expected to follow the success of its predecessor SpaceWire protocol (Mbps), the authors provide a system-level perspective for the end-user willing to adopt this latest technology for future space missions. The authors provide a complete view of the SpaceFibre protocol, together with an analysis of all the necessary hardware and software components to integrate this technology onboard a satellite. The text guides potential system adopters toward understanding the protocol, analyzing strengths, weaknesses and performances. Practical design examples and prototype performance measurements in reference scenarios are also included.

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring
Author: Roland Proesch
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN 10: 3744836827
ISBN 13: 9783744836821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring Book Review:

This book decribes satellites, satellites systems and the used waveforms. It shall help to identify unknown signals which can be received today. Digital waveforms like FSK, PSK, DSSS aso. with the used protocols and alphabets are described with the help of spectrum and other pictures and the most important technical parameter.

Aerospace Project Management Handbook

Aerospace Project Management Handbook
Author: M. Ann Garrison Darrin,Patrick A. Stadter
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN 10: 1498776531
ISBN 13: 9781498776530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aerospace Project Management Handbook Book Review:

The Aerospace Project Management Handbook focuses on space systems, exploring intricacies rarely seen in land-based projects. These range from additional compliance requirements from Earned Value Management requirements and regulations (ESA, NASA, FAA), to criticality and risk factors for systems where repair is impossible. Aerospace project management has become a pathway for success in harsh space environments, as the Handbook demonstrates. With chapters written by experts, this comprehensive book offers a step-by-step approach emphasizing the applied techniques and tools, and is a prime resource for program managers, technical leads, systems engineers, and principle payload leads.

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design
Author: George Sebestyen,Steve Fujikawa,Nicholas Galassi,Alex Chuchra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 3319683152
ISBN 13: 9783319683157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design Book Review:

In recent decades, the number of satellites being built and launched into Earth’s orbit has grown immensely, alongside the field of space engineering itself. This book offers an in-depth guide to engineers and professionals seeking to understand the technologies behind Low Earth Orbit satellites. With access to special spreadsheets that provide the key equations and relationships needed for mastering spacecraft design, this book gives the growing crop of space engineers and professionals the tools and resources they need to prepare their own LEO satellite designs, which is especially useful for designers of small satellites such as those launched by universities. Each chapter breaks down the various mathematics and principles underlying current spacecraft software and hardware designs.

The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook

The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook
Author: Bruce R. Elbert
Publsiher: Artech House
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781580538084
ISBN 13: 1580538088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook Book Review:

Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, the satellite communications industry has experienced explosive growth. Satellite radio, direct-to-home satellite television, satellite telephones, and satellite guidance for automobiles are now common and popular consumer products. Similarly, business, government, and defense organizations now rely on satellite communications for day-to-day operations. This second edition covers all the latest advances in satellite technology and applications including direct-to-home broadcasting, digital audio and video, and VSAT networks. Engineers get the latest technical insights into operations, architectures, and systems components.

Achieving Science with CubeSats

Achieving Science with CubeSats
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 0309442664
ISBN 13: 9780309442664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Science with CubeSats Book Review:

Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large. During past decades, driven by increasingly advanced science questions, space observatories have become more sophisticated and more complex, with costs often growing to billions of dollars. Although these kinds of ever-more-sophisticated missions will continue into the future, small satellites, ranging in mass between 500 kg to 0.1 kg, are gaining momentum as an additional means to address targeted science questions in a rapid, and possibly more affordable, manner. Within the category of small satellites, CubeSats have emerged as a space-platform defined in terms of (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)- sized cubic units of approximately 1.3 kg each called "U's." Historically, CubeSats were developed as training projects to expose students to the challenges of real-world engineering practices and system design. Yet, their use has rapidly spread within academia, industry, and government agencies both nationally and internationally. In particular, CubeSats have caught the attention of parts of the U.S. space science community, which sees this platform, despite its inherent constraints, as a way to affordably access space and perform unique measurements of scientific value. The first science results from such CubeSats have only recently become available; however, questions remain regarding the scientific potential and technological promise of CubeSats in the future. Achieving Science with CubeSats reviews the current state of the scientific potential and technological promise of CubeSats. This report focuses on the platform's promise to obtain high- priority science data, as defined in recent decadal surveys in astronomy and astrophysics, Earth science and applications from space, planetary science, and solar and space physics (heliophysics); the science priorities identified in the 2014 NASA Science Plan; and the potential for CubeSats to advance biology and microgravity research. It provides a list of sample science goals for CubeSats, many of which address targeted science, often in coordination with other spacecraft, or use "sacrificial," or high-risk, orbits that lead to the demise of the satellite after critical data have been collected. Other goals relate to the use of CubeSats as constellations or swarms deploying tens to hundreds of CubeSats that function as one distributed array of measurements.

The International Handbook of Space Technology

The International Handbook of Space Technology
Author: Malcolm Macdonald,Viorel Badescu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 731
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 3642411010
ISBN 13: 9783642411014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Space Technology Book Review:

This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft. With a foreword by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and contributions from globally leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and CNES, as well as European and North American academics and industrialists, this handbook, as well as giving an interdisciplinary overview, offers, through individual self-contained chapters, more detailed understanding of specific fields, ranging through: · Launch systems, structures, power, thermal, communications, propulsion, and software, to · entry, descent and landing, ground segment, robotics, and data systems, to · technology management, legal and regulatory issues, and project management. This handbook is an equally invaluable asset to those on a career path towards the space industry as it is to those already within the industry.

Handbook of Space Pharmaceuticals

Handbook of Space Pharmaceuticals
Author: Yashwant Pathak,Marlise Araújo dos Santos,Luis Zea
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1800
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 9783030055257
ISBN 13: 3030055256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Space Pharmaceuticals Book Review:

This two-volume handbook, directed at medical professionals who are involved in developing the space industry or are academicians (such as at Harvard, Stanford, and MIT) doing research in this area, covers current pharmaceutical knowledge about the difference in medication efficacy in space versus on Earth and includes trial results and best practices for the space research and travel industry. The well-known contributors come from an interdisciplinary background and address all aspects of the subject, from the physiological impact of spaceflight to the effects of radiation. As the commercial space industry expands its operations in industry and tourism, the field of space pharmaceuticals is growing commensurately. Existing pharmacological research from space is thoroughly covered in this book, and Earth applications are also described. Potential pharmacological solutions are posed along with the known challenges and examples from existing studies, which are detailed at length. This major reference work is a comprehensive and important medical resource for all space industry players.

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends Technologies and Applications

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends  Technologies  and Applications
Author: Kamila, Narendra Kumar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN 10: 1522505024
ISBN 13: 9781522505020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends Technologies and Applications Book Review:

Wireless sensor networks have become an intricate and necessary addition to daily life by providing an energy efficient way to collect and monitor data while rerouting the information to a centralized location. As the application of these networks becomes more common, it becomes imperative to evaluate their effectiveness, as well as other opportunities for possible implementation in the future. The Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends, Technologies, and Applications provides inclusive coverage on the processing and applications of wireless communication, sensor networks, and mobile computing. Investigating emergent research and theoretical concepts in the area of wireless sensors and their applications to daily life, this handbook of research is a critical reference source for students, researchers, engineers, scientists, and working professionals.

Outgassing Data for Selecting Spacecraft Materials

Outgassing Data for Selecting Spacecraft Materials
Author: William A. Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105024719861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovative Design Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites

Innovative Design  Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites
Author: Scott Madry,Peter Martinez,Rene Laufer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2018-05-12
ISBN 10: 3319750941
ISBN 13: 9783319750941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Design Manufacturing and Testing of Small Satellites Book Review:

This book details key trends involving the recent formation of scores of companies that build and launch small satellites or provide key components for small satellite constellations. The applications and usage are quite diverse and include student experiments, serious scientific experimentation, and totally new types of commercial constellations, particularly in telecommunications and remote sensing. The explosive growth in the design, manufacturing, and launch of small satellites is one of the most dynamic aspects in the area of space exploration and exploitation today. New commercial space companies such as Planet Labs, Sky Box, OneWeb, and LeoSat are now building and launching thousands of small satellites and cubesats into orbit. Small companies and big aerospace companies alike are getting into this exciting and interesting new business. This is a practical guide that provides advice to students, researchers, LEO satellite companies, and regulators wrestling with some of the new challenges that small satellites present as more and more companies and countries around the world enter the new small satellite arena.

Antenna Engineering Handbook

Antenna Engineering Handbook
Author: John Volakis
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-05
ISBN 10: 1259644707
ISBN 13: 9781259644702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antenna Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The gold-standard reference on the design and application of classic and modern antennas—fully updated to reflect the latest advances and technologies This new edition of the “bible of antenna engineering” has been updated to provide start-to-finish coverage of the latest innovations in antenna design and application. You will find in-depth discussion of antennas used in modern communication systems, mobile and personal wireless technologies, satellites, radar deployments, flexible electronics, and other emerging technologies, including 5G, terahertz, and wearable electronics. Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, is bolstered by real-world examples, hundreds of illustrations, and an emphasis on the practical aspects of antennas. Featuring 60 chapters and contributions from more than 80 renowned experts, this acclaimed resource is edited by one of the world’s leading antenna authorities. This edition features all of the classic antenna types, plus new and emerging designs, with 13 all-new chapters and important updates to nearly all chapters from past editions. Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, clearly explains cutting-edge applications in WLANs, automotive systems, PDAs, and handheld devices, making it an indispensable companion for today’s antenna practitioners and developers. Coverage includes: •Antenna basics and classic antennas•Design approaches for antennas and arrays•Wideband and multiband antennas•Antennas for mobile devices and PDAs, automotive applications, and aircraft•Base station and smart antennas•Beamforming and 5G antennas•Millimeter-wave and terahertz antennas•Flexible, wearable, thin film, origami, dielectric, and on-chip antennas•MIMO antennas and phased arrays•Direction-finding and GPS antennas•Active antennas•Low-profile wideband antennas•Nanoantennas•Reflectors and other satellite and radio-telescope antennas•Low-frequency, HF, VHF, UHF, ECM, and ESM antennas•Impedance-matching techniques and material characteristics•Metastructured and frequency selective surfaces•Propagation and guided structures•Computational techniques and toolsets•Indoor and outdoor measurements

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook
Author: INCOSE
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN 10: 111899941X
ISBN 13: 9781118999417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook Book Review:

A detailed and thorough reference on the discipline and practice of systems engineering The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook is to describe key process activities performed by systems engineers and other engineering professionals throughout the life cycle of a system. The book covers a wide range of fundamental system concepts that broaden the thinking of the systems engineering practitioner, such as system thinking, system science, life cycle management, specialty engineering, system of systems, and agile and iterative methods. This book also defines the discipline and practice of systems engineering for students and practicing professionals alike, providing an authoritative reference that is acknowledged worldwide. The latest edition of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: Is consistent with ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and software engineering—System life cycle processes and the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) Has been updated to include the latest concepts of the INCOSE working groups Is the body of knowledge for the INCOSE Certification Process This book is ideal for any engineering professional who has an interest in or needs to apply systems engineering practices. This includes the experienced systems engineer who needs a convenient reference, a product engineer or engineer in another discipline who needs to perform systems engineering, a new systems engineer, or anyone interested in learning more about systems engineering.

Space Antenna Handbook

Space Antenna Handbook
Author: William A. Imbriale,Steven Shichang Gao,Luigi Boccia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1119993199
ISBN 13: 9781119993193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Antenna Handbook Book Review:

This book addresses a broad range of topics on antennas for space applications. First, it introduces the fundamental methodologies of space antenna design, modelling and analysis as well as the state-of-the-art and anticipated future technological developments. Each of the topics discussed are specialized and contextualized to the space sector. Furthermore, case studies are also provided to demonstrate the design and implementation of antennas in actual applications. Second, the authors present a detailed review of antenna designs for some popular applications such as satellite communications, space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers, science instruments, radio astronomy, small satellites, and deep-space applications. Finally it presents the reader with a comprehensive path from space antenna development basics to specific individual applications. Key Features: Presents a detailed review of antenna designs for applications such as satellite communications, space-borne SAR, GNSS receivers, science instruments, small satellites, radio astronomy, deep-space applications Addresses the space antenna development from different angles, including electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical design strategies required for space qualification Includes numerous case studies to demonstrate how to design and implement antennas in practical scenarios Offers both an introduction for students in the field and an in-depth reference for antenna engineers who develop space antennas This book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students in the fields of antennas and propagation, electromagnetics, RF/microwave/millimetrewave systems, satellite communications, radars, satellite remote sensing, satellite navigation and spacecraft system engineering, It also aids engineers technical managers and professionals working on antenna and RF designs. Marketing and business people in satellites, wireless, and electronics area who want to acquire a basic understanding of the technology will also find this book of interest.

DIY Satellite Platforms

DIY Satellite Platforms
Author: Sandy Antunes
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1449310605
ISBN 13: 9781449310608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DIY Satellite Platforms Book Review:

Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It’s easier than you may think. The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform—complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly—tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit for three months. Whether you want to conduct scientific experiments, run engineering tests, or present an orbital art project, you’ll select basic components such as an antenna, radio transmitter, solar cells, battery, power bus, processor, sensors, and an extremely small picosatellite chassis. This entertaining series takes you through the entire process—from planning to launch. Prototype and fabricate printed circuit boards to handle your payload Choose a prefab satellite kit, complete with solar cells, power system, and on-board computer Calculate your power budget—how much you need vs. what the solar cells collect Select between the Arduino or BasicX-24 onboard processors, and determine how to use the radio transmitter and sensors Learn your launch options, including the providers and cost required Use milestones to keep your project schedule in motion