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The CubeSat Project was developed by California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) and Stanford University in order to provide launch opportunities to universities previously unable to afford access to space. Today, it provides low-cost launch opportunities to students, government, and businesses. The CubeSat program is able to provide these low-cost launch opportunities by defining a common form factor and design guidelines. All satellites conforming to the regulations are able to be deployed from a standard, flight-proven deployment system called a PPOD. By adhering to the prescribed form factor and safety requirements, necessary documents and export licenses are more easily obtained. CalPoly coordinates launch opportunities and facilitates the export and licensing of completed satellites.


Poster presented at Utah State University Undergraduate Research Showcase. PDF available for download from link above.

Acknowledgements: Utah State University's Get Away Special Team; Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium; Utah State University's Department of Physics; California Polytechnic State University

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