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MakerSat

MakerSat is a multi-project 1U CubeSat that will 3D printed, assembled, and deployed on the International Space Station (ISS). MakerSat aspires to help pioneer space manufacturing by reducing the time, cost, and complexity needed to create a CubeSat. 

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Mission Objectives

  • Demonstrate space additive manufacturing and assembly on the ISS

  • Demonstrate multi-user, multi-project satellite architecture

  • Determine the rate of decay in 3D printed polymers in space in outer space

  • Capture multiple photographs of Earth from orbit


Project Members

Braden Grim - Student
Mitch Kamstra - Student
Connor Nogales - Student
Aaron Ewing - Student

Grant Johnson - Student
Dr. Stephen Parke - Principal Investigator (PI)
Dr. Joshua Griffin - Co-PI


For any questions or comments please contact either Dr. Parke or Dr. Griffin
sparke@nnu.edu
joshuadgriffin@nnu.edu






From left to right: Dr. Stephen Parke, Braden Grim, Connor Nogales, Aaron Ewing, Dr. Joshua Griffin

Publications


 
MakerSat: A CubeSat Designed for In-Space 3D Print and Assembly
July 28, 2016
Poster: Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
Poster File [PDF, 855 KB]



 
MakerSat: A CubeSat Designed for In-Space 3D Print and Assembly
June 10, 2016
Paper: SmallSat Pre-Conference CubeSat Developers Workshop (SSC16-WK-29)
Paper File [PDF, 900 KB]