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Solar Sail Spacecraft


DARS is a solar sail CubeSat that has been in development the past three years. DARS aims to deploy a 40 square meter sail and provide passive thrust technology to the small satellite community. During the development phase various deployment and sail packing methodologies were explored. A series of deployment tests and thermal, power, trajectory analyses were conducted to determine mission feasibility. DARS is still in development and is aiming for a lunch date of late 2020.

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REMORA CubeSats


The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.

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Alaska Research CubeSat 2 (ARC2)


The Alaska Research CubeSat (ARC) is a series of CubeSats designed and constructed entirely by engineering and science students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Students are currently working on the second ARC satellite, ARC2. The objectives of ARC2 are to provide authentic, interdisciplinary, hands-on student experiences in science and engineering through the design, development, and operation of a student small satellite mission. Characterize thermal and vibration environment inside the launch vehicle from ignition to orbit insertion. Lastly, validate a high bandwidth communication system by obtaining images of changing snow/ice coverage in arctic regions.

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CubeSat Thermal Anaysis


A CubeSat analysis was done in conjunction with the ongoing development of the ARC2 (Alaska Research CubeSat 2) spacecraft to provide additional insight into the thermal environment and behavior of the spacecraft. The analysis accounted for various material properties, a dynamic solar flux value, planetary albedo, diffuse radiation, and their related view factors relative to the spacecraft.

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Open Source Modular CubeSat


The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.

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Pseudo Sun Instrument


The Pseudo-Sun Instrument (PSI) is an LED based solar simulator used in testing solar cells and solar panel boards. Many LED based solar simulators use a hybrid system of LEDs and halogen bulbs. This leads to lower customizability and control of the light spectrum. The temporal instability (variation of the source with time) of halogen bulbs creates an inconsistent testing environment unfit for serious scientific analysis. To combat this, a design utilizing only LEDs with a wide range of wavelengths was proposed.

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Alaska Research CubeSat 1 (ARC1)


The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.

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Cube Bound


The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.

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FSX Scenery


The REMORA-6U and REMORA-12U satellites are capable of large object rendezvous, attachment, tracking, and collision avoidance mitigation. The mission’s feasibility was accessed during the summer of 2017 where a preliminary design, mission concept, and analyses were conducted, ultimately determining REMORA is capable of the initial mission.

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