TSat Updates

Meet the Capstone Team DVDT

ATTENTION T STAR FANS!  We need your help!!! T STAR is happy to introduce DVDT, the capstone team from Texas A&M’s ESET Program. DVDT, sponsored by T STAR, is currently working to develop the prototype for the T STAR Satellite (TSat)’s communication capability. The expected function of this prototype will […]

TSat Update 4: Fabricating the Side Panel

The prototypes for the panels have been fabricated and implemented with a simple solar panel. The panels were designed so they extrude from the chassis, allowing for maximum internal volume capabilities for the customer’s given payload.   The next step in this process is to finalize the side panel design, and […]

TSat Update 3: Fit-Testing the Chassis

The TSat chassis prototype was taken to NanoRacks for examination, where it was successfully fit-tested in NanoRacks’ NanoLab. With this knowledge, the TSat team has now moved towards the fabrication of the deployable panels using the specs of the chassis. The hinge prototypes that anchor the panels to the chassis […]

TSat Update 2: Chassis Machined

Having a finalized design, the TSat chassis has been fully machined and assembled. Our unique chassis has been meticulously designed to optimize the strength, cost, internal volume, and mass.     The next step involves machining the extruded, deployable panels. The panels will be machined separately from the chassis, and […]

TSat Update 1: Machining the Chassis

The design for the chassis prototype has been completed, having been optimized through multiple parameters including cost, strength, internal volume, and mass. The TSat chassis has been designed such that it maximizes internal volume while not compromising its structural integrity. In addition, a robust, efficient machining procedure is in development […]