FITSat IV: Cubesat Competition

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FITSat IV: Cubesat Competition
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Team leads: Amanda Rohrbach and Daniel Hendrickson
Number of team members: 9 (AE, ME, and ECE majors)
Objective: Study space survivability of microbial fuel cells
Specifications
– Mass budget: 1 kg
– Size: 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm
– Shewanella bacteria produce hydrogen
– Power by solar cells and batteries
– Use fuel cell to measure production
– Launch into earth orbit
– Communicate with ground station
Dates
– Selected for $1,000 award: 14 Jan 2008
– Selected for $7500 construction award in
May 2008
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