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NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers

Posted on January 19, 2018 - 3:05 PM CST

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NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.  It covers the CubeSat development process, requirements for launch, licensing procedures and flight certification documentation templates.

Attached is a copy for your convenience. It has been placed on the CubeSat Launch Initiative website under Resources to Get Started where will also find links to introductory videos created (What is a CubeSat?, How do CubeSats Get into Orbit? and What does a CubeSat do?), CubeSat Design Specifications, Interface Control Documents, and Licensing Documents. We ask that you share it with any organizations you work with that may find it useful.

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative provides opportunities for small satellite payloads built by universities, high schools and non-profit organizations to fly on upcoming launches. Through innovative technology partnerships NASA provides these CubeSat developers a low-cost pathway to conduct scientific investigations and technology demonstrations in space, thus enabling students, teachers and faculty to obtain hands-on flight hardware development education or operations while contributing to NASA’s exploration goals. Launch Opportunities are made available through a NASA Announcement of Opportunity released each August with proposals due in November.

For additional information on NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/CubeSat_initiative

 

 

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