Blandino, John J.
A CubeSat was designed to support a mission to perform solar and X-ray spectroscopy using the Sphinx-NG instrument. The work consisted of designing the electric power (EPS), telecommunication, computer and data handling (C&DH), and thermal control subsystems. C&DH system design included estimating memory and computational requirements for each operational mode. A power budget was generated for the spacecraft and the solar arrays were sized to generate a maximum power of 12.4 W. The telecommunication subsystem was designed supporting a downlink capability of approximately 101 Mb/day. A thermal model included time-dependent spacecraft illumination and internal power generation. Results were used to estimate the range of spacecraft temperatures and evaluate thermal control options.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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