Overall Satellite Structure Design

There are many criteria to consider when designing the mechanical structure of a satellite, for example tensile or compression strength, weight, thermal and electrical conductivity, and cost. Chris (pictured left), an automotive and vehicle engineering student, and Ryan (pictured right), a mechanical engineering student, had the challenge of designing the overall structure of the CubeSat with these considerations in mind. Chris and Ryan presented their comprehensive design, down to every nut and bolt, to the NEUDOSE team this past week. Great job guys!