The structural subsystem is the main body of the spacecraft on to which everything mounts. The photo above is of our prototype structure used for initial testing and configuration. The flight structure is still in the design process an will be lighter and stronger than the existing frame.
This will allow flexibility with choice and availability of launch vehicles further down the line
- Have a total mass less than 200 g
- Withstand launch forces from all ESA and NASA rated launch vehicles
Again, this will allow flexibility further down the line as NanoRacks launch on a variety of launch vehicles.
The specification will be verified by “Review of design” and finite element analysis.