CubeSat and ThinSat Hands-on Design, Workshop, and Analysis Course

CubeSat and ThinSat Hands-on Design, Workshop, and Analysis Course CubeSat and ThinSat Hands-on Design, Workshop, and Analysis Course
  • Contact

    Danielle Duignan
    LRA Institute
    6400 S. Fiddlers Green Cir.
    phone: +1-888-305-0392

  • Keywords

    CubeSat, ThinSat, small satellite

  • Registration costs

    USD 1395.00

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This 2-day academic course with a hands-on workshop provides an overview of the rapidly growing and disruptive small satellite space industry including overviews on multi-CubeSat and smaller ThinSat form factors. This short course will provide an outline of the systems engineering approach to develop a space mission using small satellites from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) (including reentry) to Geostationary Orbit (GEO), as well as interplanetary missions. Includes a Customized Design, Build, and Flight Test With Live Data Feedback.

ROI for Attendees

The material provided for the course will include a manual of all the slides presented, a reference list of small satellite companies, small satellite parts vendors and institutions that are recommended for additional graduate training. In addition, the lab portion of the class will include a full 3D printed ThinSat that will have a processor and sensor PC board that will be launched on a high-altitude balloon tether for collecting data for ground station display.

There will be a hands-on display of some of the current component technology that can be purchased from national and international vendors (Structures, Solar arrays, trackers, foldouts, Electrical Power Systems, Batteries, Communication systems, antennas, Globalstar, Attitude control systems, mechanisms, GPS, propulsion, and flight processors and software).


This course is intended for new engineers and managers that have a technical background but are not intimately familiar with the requirements of space mission design and design of small spacecraft. Further titles should include: Engineers, managers, and investors involved in spaceflight satellite systems or thinking about building a full CubeSat or a satellite subsystem, professionals interested in satellite technology or manufacturing, other technical staff, educators, and stakeholders.