Students Design CubeSat to Study Glaciers, Ice Sheets
The CubeSat Radar for Ice Observation team aimed to design a CubeSat infrastructure concept that supports a radar sounding instrument to provide data about ice sheets in the Antarctic and Greenland. The team also developed a prototype antenna deployment system and instrument interface. The antenna initially is coiled under a protective shield and is released similarly to a tape measure. Through hardware testing, the team is confident the CubeSat could survive over 60 days of operation in space.
Photo: Jack Holt, Scott Norrix, Jessica Reilly, Dakota Mathez, Caelan Caudell, Yusuke Ishii, Alex McCarthy
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