Lessons learned on structural design of 50kg micro-satellites based on three real-life micro-satellite projects

Yoshihiro Tomioka, Kazuya Yoshida, Yuji Sakamoto, Toshinori Kuwahara, Kazufumi Fukuda, Nobuo Sugimura

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Abstract

The Space Robotics Laboratory (SRL) of Tohoku University has developed three 50kg Micro-satellites. The first satellite 'SPRITE-SAT' has been successfully launched into Earth orbit, and also been operated. The flight model of the second satellite 'RISING-2' has been assembled and its software development is now finalized, being ready for the launch planned in next year. The third satellite 'RISESAT' project is during the EM (Engineering Model) development phase at the time of writing. The launch is planned in the later half of 2013. The structural design of all these satellites is based on central pillar configuration, while continuous improvements have been made through the projects. The paper will discuss these aspects of structural design and evaluation summarizing the results of numerical analyses and mechanical tests conducted by the SRL during the past 5 years of micro-satellite development activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
Pages319-324
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2012 Dec 162012 Dec 18

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period12/12/1612/12/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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