CubeSat Material Validation for Launch Survivability Can No Longer be Ignored.

 

CubeSats are relatively inexpensive when compared to traditional vehicle size satellites.  However, small sat functionality in surviving a launch is likely to fail before operational in space.  

 

According to Mark Betancourt, Air & Space Smithsonian, January 2016, “…One out of every three CubeSats that reaches orbit fails to accomplish its mission (one in four is lost in a launch failure)…”

 

Some CubeSat manufacturers have reported up to 50% operational loss in space. During build, are ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 ESD Protocols being observed to insure best value for the taxpayer?

 

Do you realize that Field Induced Model ESD Discharges do occur during a Launch? Practicing sound electrostatic discharge (ESD) controls can support CubeSat survivability in the assembly process by the utilization of sound NASA ESD procedures.  

 

Place:     Aerojet Rocketdyne

               Canoga Park, CA

 

Date:      26 January 2017  

 

                                       Time:      10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

 

                            Presentation:      "CubeSats Require ESD Handling Protocols for Launch 

                                                         & Space Survivability" 

 

                           Invited Speaker:  Bob Vermilion, CPP, Fellow

                                                      Certified, ESD & Product Safety Engineer-iNARTE                                                      SME Electrostatics for Aerospace & Defense

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