Structural design and impact analysis of a 1.5U CubeSat on the lunar surface

Structural design and impact analysis of a 1.5U CubeSat on the lunar surface

Status report from: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Friday March 4th 2022

Christopher W. Hays, Daniel Posada, Aryslan Malik, Dalton Korczyk, Ben Dafoe, Troy Henderson

Prior to the United States’ 2024 crewed return to the moon, Intuitive Machines, under a NASA Lunar Payload Commercial Services contract, will land their Nova-C lunar lander in October 2021. At 30 meters altitude during the terminal descent, EagleCam will be deployed, and will capture and transmit the first-ever third-person footage of a spacecraft making an alien landing. This article will focus on the structural design, modeling and impact analysis of a 1.5U CubeSat payload to withstand a ballistic soft touch landing on the lunar surface.

Topics: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Quote as follows: arXiv:2203.01398 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2203.01398v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission History

By: Aryslan Malik

[v1] Wed, Mar 2, 2022 8:44:02 PM UTC (33,530 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.01398

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