DIY Satellite Platforms: Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for Any Mission

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - This entertaining series takes you through the entire process—from planning to launch. Prototype and fabricate printed circuit boards to handle your payloadChoose a prefab satellite kit, complete with solar cells, power system, and on-board computerCalculate your power budget—how much you need vs. What the solar cells collectselect between the arduino or BasicX-24 onboard processors, and determine how to use the radio transmitter and sensorsLearn your launch options, including the providers and cost requiredUse milestones to keep your project schedule in motion Maker Media Inc.

The first in a series of four books, this do-it-yourself guide shows you the essential steps needed to design a base picosatellite platform—complete with a solar-powered computer-controlled assembly—tough enough to withstand a rocket launch and survive in orbit for three months. Whether you want to conduct scientific experiments, processor, power bus, battery, sensors, radio transmitter, run engineering tests, you’ll select basic components such as an antenna, or present an orbital art project, solar cells, and an extremely small picosatellite chassis.

DIY Satellite Platforms: Building a Space-Ready General Base Picosatellite for Any Mission #ad - Want to build your own satellite and launch it into space? It’s easier than you may think.

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DIY Instruments for Amateur Space: Inventing Utility for Your Spacecraft Once It Achieves Orbit

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - What can you measure and what are your limits when orbiting in space? Learn about what physical quantities you can measure and what types of sensors you can buy or build. Used book in Good Condition. We cover the 5 essential design limits as well: power, resolution, bandwidth, computing. And legal limitations.

Explore what you can play with using your own personal satellite.

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DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space: Talking and Listening to Your Satellite

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Find out how playing nicely with others maximizes your ability to get your data down. We walk the path originally paved by AMSATs to discuss the steps and licensing needed to set up and operate both a command uplink and a data download station and network. Maker Media, Inc. Radio spectrum for commanding and recording from our satellites is a shared resource with subtle hurdles.

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Surviving Orbit the DIY Way: Testing the Limits Your Satellite Can and Must Match

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - Maker Media, Inc. Used book in Good Condition. Is your picosatellite ready for launch? can it withstand rocket thrusts and the vacuum of space? This do-it-yourself guide helps you conduct a series of hands-on tests designed to check your satellite’s readiness. Learn precisely what the craft and its electronic components must endure if they’re to function properly in Low Earth Orbit.

The perfect follow-up to diy satellite platforms our primer for designing and building a picosatellite, this book also provides an overview of what space is like and how orbits work, enabling you to set up the launch and orbit support you’ll need. Go deep into the numbers that describe conditions your satellite will facelearn how to mitigate the risks of radiation in the ionospherePick up enough formal systems engineering to understand what the tests are all aboutBuild a thermal vacuum chamber for mimicking environment of spaceSimulate the rocket launch by building and running a vibration shake testUse a homebuilt centrifuge to conduct high G-force testsGet guidelines on scheduling tests and choosing an appropriate lab or clean room Used book in Good Condition.

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Cubesat Engineering

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Independently published #ad - Although you may not have much of a choice in the orbit. At capitol technology university, there is an ongoing Cubesat Project that will receive a free launch from NASA in late 2017, where the author teaches, based on an open competition. Student cubesat projects are usually open source, may be world-wide in scope, and collaborative.

At the same time, professionals in aerospace have not failed to consider the Cubesat architecture as an alternative for small-sat missions. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Maker Media, Inc. The expensive part is the launch, but that is addressed by launch fixtures compatible with essentially ever launch on the planet.

Cubesat Engineering #ad - We hope to point out some approaches to improve this. Best of luck on your mission. This is because Cubesats are modular, standard, and relatively low cost. The downside is, approximately 50% of Cubesat missions fail. There is a large “cottage industry' developed around the Cubesat architecture, addressing “professional” projects with space-rated hardware.

Nasa itself has developed Cubesat hardware Pi-Sat and Software cfs. Cubesats are modular, built to a standard, and mostly open-source.

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Cubesat Operations: How to fly a Cubesat Cubesats

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Independently published #ad - The book will suggest several open source options, not only for the control center, but for the entire ground segment. Communicating with and operating a spacecraft in orbit or on another planet is challenging, but is an extension of operating any remote system. Used book in Good Condition. We'll disucss the various functions that a Cubesat Control Center does, and where to find software packages to implement those functions.

The spacecraft usually consists of a “bus”, and the payload, the engineering section, either a science instrument package or a communications package. We'll take a look at the historical development of satellite control centers, and explain how new technology has vastly simplified the approach. We have communications and bandwidth issues, speed-of-light communication limitations, and complexity.

Cubesat Operations: How to fly a Cubesat Cubesats #ad - This book covers the topic of Cubesat control centers. Maker Media, Inc. Used book in Good Condition. The spacecraft is usually referred to as the space segment. The satellite control center is part of what is termed the Ground Segment, which also includes the communication uplink and downlink. Remote debugging is a always a challenge.

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Amsats and Hamsats: Amateur Radio and other Small Satellites

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Maker Media, Inc. Plus chapters on the funcube Satellites, Weather Satellites and even the International Space Station. It covers the equipment you need, to track and use the amateur satellites and some of the satellite tracking software that is available. There are detailed sections covering transponders, feeders, masthead preamplifiers, satellite bands, antenna systems and automated rotator control.

Amsats and hamsats provides a step by step guide to how you can communicate through amateur radio satellites and how to receive signals from other small satellites and 'weather' satellites. Whether you want to get started or you are already an experienced operator you will find something of value in these pages.

Amsats and Hamsats: Amateur Radio and other Small Satellites #ad - The book gets right into the techniques you will need for working amateur radio stations through amateur radio satellites, then moves on to listening, or watching, signals from other satellites. There are chapters answering questions like, the mathematics governing orbits, TLE files, ‘how do satellites stay in orbit’ and ‘why are they so expensive to launch?’ Followed by sections about the history of amateur radio satellites, different types of satellite and their orbits.

Used book in Good Condition. Amsats and hamsats provides the ultimate guide to operating satellites and how they work. Used book in Good Condition. Its 368 pages are a great value guide to this stimulating and challenging area of amateur radio activity.

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Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino: Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the Environment

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Through succinct tutorials, and clear step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to create gadgets for examining the quality of our atmosphere, illustrations, using Arduino and several inexpensive sensors. Detect harmful gases, dust particles such as smoke and smog, and upper atmospheric haze—substances and conditions that are often invisible to your senses.

. Makers around the globe are building low-cost devices to monitor the environment, and with this hands-on guide, so can you. Maker Media, Inc. Maker Media Inc. You’ll also discover how to use the scientific method to help you learn even more from your atmospheric tests. Get up to speed on arduino with a quick electronics primerbuild a tropospheric gas sensor to detect carbon monoxide, and many other gasescreate an LED Photometer to measure how much of the sun’s blue, and red light waves are penetrating the atmosphereBuild an LED sensitivity detector—and discover which light wavelengths each LED in your Photometer is receptive toLearn how measuring light wavelengths lets you determine the amount of water vapor, methane, ozone, benzene, butane, LPG, green, and other substances in the atmosphereUpload your data to Cosm and share it with others via the Internet"The future will rely on citizen scientists collecting and analyzing their own data.

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Make: High-Power Rockets: Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Make: high-power rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Maker Media Inc. Maker Media Inc. Maker Media, Inc. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.

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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering

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Dover Publications #ad - Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition. Its efficiency has been thoroughly demonstrated. Central emphasis is on use of the universal variable formulation, although classical methods are discussed. The kepler and Gauss problems are treated in detail. This dover edition is the result. The text is structured for teaching.

Some further specialized applications are made to lunar and interplanetary flight, integration schemes and errors, special perturbations, followed by an introduction to perturbation, and analytic formulation of several common perturbations. Example problems are used frequently, while exercises at the end of each chapter include derivations and quantitative and qualitative problems.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering #ad - Maker Media Inc. Over the years the new approach was proven in the classrooms of the Academy; its students entering graduate engineering schools were found to possess a better understanding of astrodynamics than others. When the united states air force academy began teaching astrodynamics to undergraduates majoring in astronautics or aerospace engineering, it found that the traditional approach to the subject was well over 100 years old.

A foundation for all that follows is the development of the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion; orbit determination is then treated, and the classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations, and differential correction. Two-body mechanics are applied to the ballistic missile problem, including launch error analysis and targeting on a rotating earth.

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Environmental Monitoring with Arduino: Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the World Around Us

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Maker Media, Inc #ad - If you’re new to diy electronics, the first chapter offers a primer on electronic circuits and Arduino programming. Use a special microphone and amplifier to build a reliable noise monitorcreate a gadget to detect energy vampires: devices that use electricity when they’re “off”Examine water purity with a water conductivity deviceMeasure weather basics such as temperature, humidity, and dew pointBuild your own Geiger counter to gauge background radiationExtend Arduino with an Ethernet shield—and put your data on the InternetShare your weather and radiation data online through Pachube Used book in Good Condition.

Used book in Good Condition. Dover Publications. You can do it too!this inspiring guide shows you how to use Arduino to create gadgets for measuring noise, electromagnetic interference EMI, weather, water purity, and more. After the devastating tsunami in 2011, DYIers in Japan built their own devices to detect radiation levels, then posted their finding on the Internet.

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