6U Solar Panels Complete Qualification Program

Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight) today announced that they have successfully completed space qualification of their new 6U solar panel. This qualification effort extends the qualified power systems products for small satellites applications beyond batteries and satellite power management to now include solar panels. The solar panels provide a simple power generation solution for 6U CubeSat form factors and can be easily combined to create mor...

Life at Spaceflight (Engineering – Part 2)

When the business side of the launch campaign ends, the engineering begins. In the previous post, we showed how a microsatellite finds a launch through Spaceflight. Engineering is very involved in this process. However, once a launch is found and the contract is signed, engineering takes the lead, guiding the launch campaign from contract signature to launch day. As soon as the ink dries on the contract, engineering swings into full project management m...

Life at Spaceflight (Engineering)

As an engineer, no days at Spaceflight are ever dull. We’re involved in every part of the company’s services, from determining a spacecraft's ideal launch to actually integrating that spacecraft onto the launch vehicle. Engineers are involved in the process from the moment a spacecraft developer contacts Spaceflight about potential launches. In this example of a microsatellite customer, Spaceflight mission managers (engineers) assist the spacecraft through...
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