Integrated Propulsion and Primary Structure Module for Small Satellite and CubeSat Applications, Phase I

Metadata Updated: February 28, 2019

Over the last decade, the CubeSat platform has emerged as a viable alternative for both innovative technology development and scientific investigation. However, to fully realize the platform's potential, propulsion capability is required. For low-cost spacecraft developers, this capability remains among the most resource intensive to successfully implement. Planetary Resources Development Corporation (PRDC) proposes to significantly reduce required resources by seamlessly integrating propulsion with another critical resource-intensive subsystem: the spacecraft's primary structure. PRDC will integrate high-reliability COTS components from the medical consumer products industries into an additively-manufactured primary structural element that includes integrated tank, plenum, and manifold geometries for a hybrid green monopropellant / cold-gas propulsion implementation in addition to the spacecraft's launch interface. The resulting module provides a standard interface, serving as the strongback for simple integration of other Cubesat subsystems and payloads within the 6U and 12U size regimes. During Phase I, PRDC will design, develop, and prototype a proof-of-concept configuration of the proposed integrated module and perform initial performance characterization of the system. Follow-on Phase 2 development would include fabrication, assembly, performance evaluation, and environmental test of a full- scale 12U module with integrated RCS and maneuvering thruster capability, resulting in a TRL 6 readiness level.

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