This challenge aims at providing a useful user interface programmed in Python for the Thermal Model management from a system level. Its design is based on a methodology, which is also explained for the development of hierarchical models.

UPM, Spain

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The objective of this challenge is to define the design of the TASECLab experiment, which is part of the REXUS /BEXUS program, to characterize heat transfer by convection in the stratosphere. For this, the ESATAN-TMS thermal modelling software will be used.

UPM, Spain

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This challenge consists in the design, manufacturing and testing process of an experiment prototype that is part of the Heat Transfer Laboratory, and which would be a payload embarked on a stratospheric balloon of the BEXUS program.

UPM, Spain

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The objective of this challenge is to apply the NASA methodology to evaluate the thermal environment of an elite satellite in a LEO orbit.

UPM, Spain

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This challenge consists in the development and implementation of high performance solvers for solving the thermal balance equation in a system of N nodes. Several methods have been used to implement the solvers, the most complex of all (the fixed point) being the one that has presented the best results, even beating the ESATAN commercial in resolution time by an order of magnitude.

UPM, Spain. 

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The objectives of this work are aimed at creating an updateable and easy-to-use spacecraft database. To this end, the following milestones have been established: search of various satellite data sources and selection of these based on their reliability, available data and update frequency; creation of your own satellite database from selected data sources; and automation of access and downloading of data from selected sources to update the own database.

UPM, Spain

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The purpose of this challenge is to generate a calculation tool for the electrical power subsystem of a satellite. This interface must be programmed in Python so that it can communicate with the CDA.

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The objective of this challenge is to describe the process of setting up a vacuum chamber, from the design of the different components to obtain a final configuration that allows tests to be carried out at low levels, high vacuum.

UPM, Spain

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The purpose of the present Case Study is to integrate the Telescope Assembly (TA) thermal model with the complete ARIEL model and study the PLM behavior.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain.

ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote -sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large -survey) is a medium size mission proposed by ESA whose main payload is a cryogenic telescope. The spacecraft is composed by a warm Service Module (SVM) and a cold Payload Module (PLM). The Telescope Assembly is a main structural component located in the coldest part of the PLM and it is critical since it supports the mirrors and it is thermally linked to the optical elements.

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The objective of this work is to design a solar panel deployment system, emphasizing the deployment mechanisms. The system consists of a deployable wing of eight solar panels attached to a yoke that acts as an interface between the panels and the SADA.

When the system is folded, the panels rest on the XZ face of a satellite shaped like a rectangular prism.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

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