[amsat-bb] Moonbound CubeSat

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 17 04:57:28 PDT 2010

Article from EETimes:

The proposed lunar lander will be a single unit CubeSat with four mini-thrusters on the bottom to maximise control and manoeuvrability. Two potential options for propulsion are being examined – a bi-propellant booster or a Xenon powered ion drive booster. The Xenon thruster can also be used for a triple CubeSat that would go to and orbit the moon.  The team is currently working on initial designs for the spacecraft, with the aim of achieving further NASA funding in June 2011.

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73 Trevor M5AKA
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