Missouri S&T Satellite Team
Advisor: Dr. Pernicka
The purpose of this design project is to test key technologies that must mature sufficiently to facilitate future Distributed Space Systems (DSS) missions, including the use of spacecraft flying in tightly controlled formations. This project will develop this technology using two small spacecraft in a "free flying" formation. After insertion into orbit by the Space Transport System, the secondary satellite will be deployed and various data will be collected on the performance of the dual-spacecraft "formation." The spacecraft pair will be designed, constructed, and tested by students and faculty at the Missouri S&T.