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dc.contributor.advisorArteaga Garcia, Adrian
dc.contributor.advisorKeutsch, Frank
dc.contributor.authorHill, Jaxson Taylor
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-01T12:21:34Z
dc.date.created2023
dc.date.issued2023-06-30
dc.date.submitted2023
dc.identifier.citationHill, Jaxson Taylor. 2023. Design of the Calibration Trajectory and 3D-Printed Warm Gas Propulsion System for an Auxiliary CubeSat for the NASA JPL Europa Clipper Mission. Bachelor's thesis, Harvard University Engineering and Applied Sciences.
dc.identifier.other30493298
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37378293*
dc.description.abstractNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is developing Europa Clipper, a spacecraft intent on studying the inner structure of Europa for signs of life. One of its primary instruments, the Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface (REASON) Antenna, is extremely difficult to calibrate on Earth, and consequently must be calibrated while en route to Jupiter by a small, auxiliary satellite. In Spring 2022, ES100 students proposed a Cube Satellite (CubeSat) mission, dubbed Calibration Post-Earth for REASON (CaliPER), to perform this calibration while en route. This report proposes a 3D-printed warm gas propulsion system to accomplish CaliPER mission objectives. Initial test results for specific impulse and thrust agree with theoretical predictions, which therefore support the theoretical success and performance of the full 56 m/s delta-V propulsion system. Further testing and iteration is required to produce a flight capable unit, and this report lays the foundation for this design and supports its validity.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectCubeSat
dc.subjectEurope Clipper
dc.subjectSatellite Propulsion
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
dc.subjectAerospace engineering
dc.titleDesign of the Calibration Trajectory and 3D-Printed Warm Gas Propulsion System for an Auxiliary CubeSat for the NASA JPL Europa Clipper Mission
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorHill, Jaxson Taylor
dc.date.available2024-04-01T12:21:34Z
thesis.degree.date2023
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard University Engineering and Applied Sciences
thesis.degree.levelBachelor's
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
thesis.degree.nameSB
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKristant, Elaine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrown, Benjamin
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering SB
dash.author.emailhill.jaxson@gmail.com


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