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The Effect of CubeSats on the Space Industry

Posted by Novel Engineering on December 20, 2016

 

Cube satellites (or CubeSats) are a new breed of satellites that are cuboidal in shape and no bigger than a loaf of bread. The development of cube satellite technology has been of particular significance for the space industry, where every extra square inch of space counts while crafting an aircraft fit for space expeditions.

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Novel Engineering, Inc. Earns Top-5 Award in NASA’s First Cube Quest Challenge Ground Tournament

Posted by Novel Engineering on August 28, 2015

Novel Engineering has been selected as finalist competing for the prestigious honor of one of Florida's top companies to watch.

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By: Shannon Terry
Director of Marketing & Sales
Novel Engineering, Inc.

Cocoa Beach, FL - August 28, 2015 Novel Engineering, Inc. (Team Space Pig) was included in the five top-scoring teams among thirteen teams that presented their spacecraft and mission designs to a panel of judges from NASA, industry and academia for NASA’s first Ground Tournament (GT-1) in their Cube Quest Challenge mission.

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NASA CubeQuest Challenge June 2015 Update

Posted by Novel Engineering on July 13, 2015

Team Space Pig has been busy developing its navigation and attitude control system, communication system, propulsion system, simulation, solar power system, high-level system architecture, and collecting pieces for future incorporation into the satellite.

Recent Progress on required items for GT1

System Architecture

The team members responsible for each system have collaborated to identify system dependencies, and are completing tasks for each system to assure completion of GT1 tasks by the deadline.

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NASA CubeQuest Challenge May 2015 Update

Posted by Novel Engineering on June 1, 2015

Team Space Pig has been busy developing its navigation system, attitude control system, communication system, propulsion system, simulation, high-level system architecture, and collecting pieces for future incorporation into the satellite.

Recent Progress on required items for GT1

System Architecture

The team members responsible for each system have collaborated to identify system dependencies, and coordinated tasks for each system have been prioritized to assure completion of GT1 tasks by the deadline.

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Novel to Enter Team in NASA Cube Quest Challenge

Posted by Novel Engineering on January 19, 2015

Novel Engineering is one of four teams entered into NASA's Cube Quest Challenge.

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By: Kelsey McMullan
Marketing Specialist
Novel Engineering, Inc.

Cocoa Beach, FL - January 19, 2015 Novel has always had a driving desire to be on the forefront of technology and innovation. To continue to expand our engineering and technology capabilities, Novel is exploring opportunities to enter NASA's Cube Quest Challenge.

"For the Cube Quest Challenge, teams must design, develop and deliver a small spacecraft the volume of six combined single CubeSat units that can catch a ride to lunar orbit or further in deep space, and then rapidly transfer large data volumes from itself to Earth, while surviving the extended duration in space." NASA Ames Research Center.

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