Hands-on experience

One of the S3L missions is to prepare engineers in the fundamental principles and disciplines necessary for the design, implementation, and operation of space and related engineering systems. In this context, we encourage and offer hands-on involvement of undergraduate students in real space missions, see for instance:

1. OUFTI-1, the CubeSat developed at the University of Liege, 2007 - Present:

  • From mission analysis to space flight simulation of the OUFTI-1 nanosatellite (V. Beukelaers, 2008-2009, pdf)
  • OUFTI-1 : flight system configuration and structural analysis (G. Pierlot, 2008-2009, pdf)

2. ESEO satellite:

  • Vérification de l'intégrité structurale des panneaux solaires (X. Vandenplas, 2005-2006, pdf)
  • Conception mécanique des panneaux solaires (J. Salazar, 2006-2007, pdf)
  • Etude dynamique des charnières MAEVA (S. Hoffait, 2007-2008, pdf)
  • See also this conference paper.

3. Bepi-Colombo spacecraft (proposed by LuxSPace):

  • Preliminary design of Bepi-Colombo MOSIF structure (G. Solbreux, 2006-2007, pdf)

4. Solar sail design (proposed by LuxSpace):

  • FEM-calculated shape of a solar sail validated by three-dimensional Imaging (G. Oger, 2012-2013, pdf)

5. Pharao mission (proposed by CNES)

  • Comportement dynamique non-linéaire de la source laser de l'horloge atomique PHARAO (C. Claes, 2011-2012, pdf)

6. QARMAN CubeSat (proposed by von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics)

  • Design and testing of the pressure payloads and data acquisition of QARMAN CubeSat (R. Torras Nadal, 2012-2013, pdf)



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