"The Missouri University of Science and Technology Satellite (M-SAT) design team has established a satellite program to develop a pair of satellites to perform an autonomous formation flight mission. The resulting configuration was assembled for the Air Force Research Lab University Nanosat Program. This document, written by the Program Manager and former member of the Propulsion subsystem, is a description of the management process used by the team to develop a satellite configuration. Included in the document is a discussion of team organization, techniques for managing a program, and lessons learned during the 2007 to 2008 timeframe. The managing techniques impact the development of subsystems. The propulsion system is discussed further as an example to highlight a successful subsystem in both management and design development. The propulsion system is required to perform orbital maneuvers and three-axis attitude control to complete the mission objective of autonomous formation flight. This thesis specifically documents the research and selection of hardware and the integration of the system into the primary satellite. Also, seal material selection and outgassing challenges are discussed"--Abstract, page iii.
Rovey, Joshua L.
Riggins, David W.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xi, 98 pages
© 2010 Shawn Wayne Miller, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Artificial satellites -- Propulsion systems
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Miller, Shawn W., "Management of a university satellite program with focus on a refrigerant-based propulsion system" (2010). Masters Theses. 6839.