Development of an off-the-shelf bus for small satellites

Garrett D. Chandler, Dale T. McClure, Samuel F. Hishmeh, James E. Lumpp, Jennifer B. Carter, Benjamin K. Malphrus, Daniel M. Erb, William C. Hutchison, Gregory R. Strickler, James W. Cutler, Robert J. Twiggs

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KySatl is a 1 kilogram picoclass satellite being developed by college students across the state of Kentucky. To the best of our knowledge, the KySat effort is the first by a state to develop a satellite. The consortium assembled to fund and develop KySat includes public, private and educational partners throughout Kentucky. While the primary mission of KySatl is educational outreach, the goals of the KySat program include 1) Educational experience for secondary and post secondary students 2) Cultivate an aerospace and satellite technology base in Kentucky 3) Develop a reliable reusable satellite bus that will form the basis for future education and commercial KySat missions. The timeline for KySatl is aggressive and off-the-shelf technology is leveraged whenever possible. This paper12 overviews the KySatl design and development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference Digest
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2007Mar 10 2007

Publication series

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


Conference2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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