Team Propulsion

Irvine High School

Handles the electric thruster and magnetorquers for moving and pointing the CubeSat, respectively. They plan these maneuvers using orbital simulation codes like the General Mission Analysis Code (GMAC) from NASA, compensating for subtle effects including stratospheric drag, lunar gravity, and sunlight pressure. The propulsion hardware is supplied by Accion-Systems. This team also prepares the de-orbit analysis for our launch permit paperwork and the end-of-flight process for safely disposing of the CubeSat, remotely monitoring its re-entry/burn-up over the Pacific.