The structural subsystem is the main body of the spacecraft on to which everything mounts. The photo above is of our prototype structure used for initial testing and configuration. The flight structure is still in the design process an will be lighter and stronger than the existing frame.
Compatible with both NanoRacks and P-POD CubeSat deployers
This will allow flexibility with choice and availability of launch vehicles further down the line
Have a total mass less than 200 g
Withstand launch forces from all ESA and NASA rated launch vehicles
Again, this will allow flexibility further down the line as NanoRacks launch on a variety of launch vehicles.
The specification will be verified by “Review of design” and finite element analysis.
The UoS3 project is undertaken with the support of the Education Office of the European Space Agency, under the educational Fly your Satellite! Programme; an ESA educational programme complementing academic education.