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MIT Satellite Team Kick-off Meeting. Colonel John E. Keesee [email protected] 617 253-4438. Agenda. Background Organization Schedule Training Communication Issues Actions. Background. 16.83x project UNP competition – We won entrance to first phase! The OSMV vehicle description

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agenda
Agenda
  • Background
  • Organization
  • Schedule
  • Training
  • Communication
  • Issues
  • Actions
background
Background
  • 16.83x project
  • UNP competition – We won entrance to first phase!
  • The OSMV vehicle description
  • Mission: To validate the on-orbit performance of a Diverging Cusped-field Hall Thruster (DCHT) through various Air Force relevant SSA, ORS, and ISR mission scenarios
why an mit satellite team
Why an MIT Satellite Team
  • Our seniors are graduating
  • The competition is graded based on distribution of participants across all year groups and several majors
  • It’s a really good idea
  • It will be a lot of fun!
current status
Current Status
  • 16.832 vehicle
    • FlatSat operational test to be completed soon
    • Engineering model tested in vibe, thermal vacuum, and communication range
    • Software to be completed
  • UNP vehicle (The MST vehicle)
    • System concept review completed
    • System requirements review 4/16/2009
    • Preliminary design review 8/2009
organization
Organization
  • Program Management and Systems Engineering
  • Power
  • Propulsion
  • Structure
  • Thermal subsystem
  • Avionics/Command and Data Handling
  • Attitude Determination and Control
  • Guidance and Navigation
  • Communications
  • Orbits
  • Operations
roles
Roles
  • Ace programmers
  • Machinists
  • Electronic board designers
  • CAD/ORCAD wizards
  • Communications equipment designer
  • Master solderer
  • HAM radio operator
  • Documentation expert/librarian skills
schedule 1
Schedule (1)
  • Overall schedule
    • Summer UROPs
    • Systems Requirements Review 4/16/2009
    • SHOT I June 2009
    • Preliminary Design Review 8/2009
    • SHOT II June 2010
    • Critical Design Review 8/2010
    • Competition for flight opportunity January 2011
schedule 2
Schedule (2)
  • Spring activities16.832
    • Bench Review 5/7/2009
  • Summer activities
  • Plans for fall 2009 and beyond
  • New projects (?)
training
Training
  • Expert area telecons
  • 16.832 mentors
  • Joe Robinson and John Richmond
  • Professor Miller, Colonel Keesee, Professor Lozano, Alvar Saenz-Otero
  • Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD) by Wertz and Larson
  • Classes in fall 2009 (16.681) and spring 2010 (16.83x)
communication
Communication
  • Email list
  • Website
  • Fileshare
issues
Issues
  • Most of current team is graduating in June
  • Lots to do over the summer
  • Non-US citizens won’t have access to some materials
actions
Actions
  • Summer UROP applicants need to submit proposals by 4/16/2009
  • Participate in the SRR on 4/16 at 5:00 pm
  • Attend the 16.832 Bench Review on 5/7 2:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Spread the word
  • Build and launch some spacecraft
  • Have fun!
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