Andrew Bachmann, Sean Bresney, Christopher Crouch, Itan Gross, Caitlyn Limpioso, Mackenzie Peck, Tessa Sun, Varun Tipnis
Space exploration has been at the forefront of humanity for the past 60 years. Being able to capture detailed images of space is integral to the growing knowledge of the unknown. This is critical for the future of human space exploration and can impact the continued innovation of human interstellar travel. Artemis 3 will return humans to the lunar surface in 2025. To ensure mission success, an optimal landing site is necessary. CubeSat’s accomplish this mission by taking high-resolution photos of the lunar surface landing sites and transmitting the data to Earth. All data can be captured and transmitted from a box as small as 12U. This is incredibly useful for space exploration because of the 50-mile long distance to space and using the least amount of fuel is optimal. The launch of the CubeSat out of the dispenser can happen with only a speed of 2 m/s. Designing an innovative CubeSat requires outside of the box thinking. Sat^3 used knowledge of material properties, launch techniques, and design for manufacturing to create an out of this world design.