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Technical Session VIII: Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition

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Abstract

The CubeSat community has been a research platform for the simplification and miniaturization of scientific instrumentation. Although the instrumentation has been developing rapidly within the last few years, the means of deploying said instruments have been lacking. Presented is a means of deploying a scientific instrument based on the use of scissor-boom technology, which has governed the deployment of large instruments on large spacecraft for decades. This technology has been miniaturized specifically for use on small satellites, especially CubeSats.

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Aug 11th, 11:00 AM

A Simple System for Deploying Science Instruments from a CubeSat

The CubeSat community has been a research platform for the simplification and miniaturization of scientific instrumentation. Although the instrumentation has been developing rapidly within the last few years, the means of deploying said instruments have been lacking. Presented is a means of deploying a scientific instrument based on the use of scissor-boom technology, which has governed the deployment of large instruments on large spacecraft for decades. This technology has been miniaturized specifically for use on small satellites, especially CubeSats.