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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Life as a Satellite

    1. Space Is…

    2. Launch Trouble

    3. How High Is Space?

  2. Chapter 2 The Measure of Space

    1. Outgassing

    2. Orbital Thermal Profiles

    3. Magnetic Fields

    4. Orbital Mechanics

    5. Orbital Debris

  3. Chapter 3 Space Radiation Environment

    1. Space Weather Events

    2. Shielding

    3. History of Damage

    4. Electronics Noise

  4. Chapter 4 Testing Formalism

    1. NASA CubeSat Requirements

    2. Sample Test Schedule

    3. Solving Problems

    4. Test Sequence

    5. Formal Risk Analysis

  5. Chapter 5 Thermal Vacuum Chamber

    1. Building and Using a Thermal Vacuum Chamber

    2. The $100 Thermal Vacuum Chamber

    3. Parts List

    4. Thermal/Vacuum Testing

    5. Heating Rates Due to Sunlight and Dark

  6. Chapter 6 Launch Tests

    1. Vibration Testing

    2. Vibration Spectra

    3. Shaker Design

    4. Acoustic Testing

    5. Drop Testing

    6. Static Loading

  7. Chapter 7 G-Force Testing

    1. G-Force Theory

    2. Hand-Powered G-force Rig

    3. The Drill-Powered G-force Rig

  8. Chapter 8 Good Test Procedures

    1. Flight Spares

    2. Test Scheduling and Isolated Testing

    3. Suggested Build-and-Test Schedule for a Typical Picosatellite

    4. Defects

    5. Frame Testing

    6. Clean Rooms

    7. DIY Clean Room/Box

    8. The Money Build

    9. When to Commit

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