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Thermal Modeling in Support of the Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks ProjectNASA's Edison program is intending to launch a swarm of at least 8 small satellites in 2013. This swarm of 1.5U Cubesats, the Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks (EDSN) project, will demonstrate intra-swarm communications and multi-point in-situ space physics data acquisition. In support of the design and testing of the EDSN satellites, a geometrically accurate thermal model has been constructed. Due to the low duty cycle of most components, no significant overheating issues were found. The predicted mininum temperatures of the external antennas are low enough, however, that some mitigation may be in order. The development and application of the model will be discussed in detail.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Coker, Robert F.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
April 2, 2014
Publication Date
July 14, 2013
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES)
Location: Vail, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: July 14, 2013
End Date: July 18, 2013
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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