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Spacecraft Design

(items being written_ April '07)

To better illustrate the Microlauncher small spacecraft some
aspects of the design engineering are given in the following pages.

Proposed here are seven generations, with progressively added
functions and with a total spacecraft mass of about 200 grams.

Each of the main functions is outlined in a series of short articles.

Generations

successive generations of
spacecraft development

Laser Link

optical diode laser data link

RCS

(under construction)
water or ammonia vapor
reaction control system

T Control

(under construction)
temperature control

Propulsion

(under construction)
trajectory divert,
rendezvous capability

SC Mass

(under construction)
Mass estimates of
components

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: 2007 Charles Pooley -- ckpooley@microlaunchers.com