Expantion and measurement of spiral foldedmembrane by small satellite

Tomoyuki Miyashita, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Nobuhisa Katsumata, Michihiro C. Natori

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    The small sattelites become popular due to the development of electrical parts and frequent launch opportunities. In this sudy, we will introduce one of our missions on orbit by 1U size small satellite Waseda-SAT3. This satellite have two main missions. One is thermal active control by soft matter and the other is measurement of shpe of membrane expanded from spiral folded shape supported by hinge-less mast. The membrane installed in this satellite has parabolic surface and painted innerside to measure shape by lattice projection method and equips solor cell outside to show effectiveness of spiral folding theory considering thickness effect of the membrane.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIAA SciTech Forum - 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781624104473
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - Grapevine, United States
    Duration: 2017 Jan 92017 Jan 13


    Other55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
    CountryUnited States

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering

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