Category Archives: CubeSats

Low-cost space exploration enabled by Cornell University’s 3D printed satellites

Space Systems Design Studio (SSDS), a lab in Cornell University’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is 3D printing small satellites for space exploration as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. A project to provide access to space for non-profits and educational organisations, the CubeSat Launch Initiative is, according to NASA, a “low-cost pathway to conduct […]

First 3D-Printed Rocket Propulsion System for Satellites is Demonstrated

(Nasdaq) – Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a hot-fire test of its MPS-120 CubeSat High-Impulse Adaptable Modular Propulsion System (CHAMPS). The MPS-120 is the first 3D-printed hydrazine-integrated propulsion system and is designed to provide propulsion for CubeSats, enabling missions not previously available to these tiny satellites. The project was funded out of the NASA Office… View Article