Microgravity Testing Platform : Controls Team
The NASA Microgravity Project consists of Mechanical Engineering Senior Design projects that aim to develop a new process for testing CubeSats in a microgravity environment below 10−3G. To accomplish this, five senior design teams are working on various aspects of a small drop package, released from a weather balloon, to test CubeSats by simulating microgravity conditions in freefall. The monocoque will fall from 100,000 feet during which the testing platform will experience about 20 seconds of quality microgravity. The goal of the Controls Team is to develop a proof of concept control system ...
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