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MIT Satellite Team Kick-off Meeting. Colonel John E. Keesee jkeesee@mit.edu 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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MIT Satellite TeamKick-off Meeting

Colonel John E. Keesee

jkeesee@mit.edu

617 253-4438


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Agenda

  • Background

  • Organization

  • Schedule

  • Training

  • Communication

  • Issues

  • Actions


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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


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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!


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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


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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


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Roles

  • Ace programmers

  • Machinists

  • Electronic board designers

  • CAD/ORCAD wizards

  • Communications equipment designer

  • Master solderer

  • HAM radio operator

  • Documentation expert/librarian skills


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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


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Schedule (2)

  • Spring activities16.832

    • Bench Review 5/7/2009

  • Summer activities

  • Plans for fall 2009 and beyond

  • New projects (?)


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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)


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Communication

  • Email list

  • Website

  • Fileshare


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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


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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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Questions

  • 83-systems@mit.edu

  • 33-218c

  • jkeesee@mit.edu

  • SMAD