On-Orbit Autonomous Repair: Systems Design and Project Management of the Orbital Factory II Cube-Satellite
In 2016, a group of faculty, staff and students from the University of Texas at El Paso submitted a formal entry to the ULA CubeCorp competition to launch a 1U Cube Satellite into Orbit. In September of 2016, the team was awarded a launch opportunity to a prestigious GTO orbit to test and validate electrically conductive printing on within the Van Allen Radiation belts. This dissertation is focused upon the management plan and specific decision that were implemented to accomplish this goal within a one year time frame and on a conservative budget. In 2018 this satellite will launch aboard an Atlas V rocket out of Cape Canaveral in Florida and will likely represent the first civilian small satellite to venture so far from earth.
Aerospace engineering|Mechanical engineering
Everett, Michael Louis, "On-Orbit Autonomous Repair: Systems Design and Project Management of the Orbital Factory II Cube-Satellite" (2017). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10742923.