Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Integration; Satellites


"As applications for satellite assets grow within government and commercial spheres, demand for aerospace engineers and related technicians has pushed universities to develop graduates with relevant knowledge in the field. As such, universities began to grow university satellite programs to give members hands-on experience and a background of working on satellite systems before entering the workforce.

The M-SAT team at Missouri University of Science and Technology, along with contributions and assistance from the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA, are progressing their first satellite mission through assembly, integration, and testing (AIT) development. This document serves to give a background into the assembly, integration, and testing process while using the M-SAT’s MR & MRS SAT mission as an example of progressing though these phases that are vital to satellite progression and requirement verification. Additionally, this document reveals distinctions of progressing though AIT in a university environment in comparison to an industrial setting. Many of the challenges that the M-SAT team encountered would be relevant in any university small satellite program and may aid developing satellite programs"--Abstract, p. iii


Pernicka, Henry J.

Committee Member(s)

Han, Daoru Frank
Anklesaria, Yezad H.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2023


xiii, 58 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes_bibliographical_references_(pages 56-57)


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Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Thesis Number

T 12248

Electronic OCLC #