Design of flight software for the KySat CubeSat bus

Samuel F. Hishmeh, Tyler J. Doering, James E. Lumpp

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This paper1 2 describes the design, implementation and testing of flight software for KySat-1 a picosatellite scheduled to launch in 2009. The paper also discusses the challenges of developing dependable software in an academic environment and the development of dependable software for commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware in space applications. Techniques employed to design for reuse and examples of software reuse in recent sub-orbital and near-space missions are also described. The software architecture, software engineering practices, and testing techniques developed for KySat-1 will serve as the basis for a series of future Kentucky Space Consortium missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2009Mar 14 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Conference2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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