Design of deployment mechanisms that manage to reduce the amount of energy that, during deployment, is transmitted to the solar panels. The most common mechanisms in the deployment of panels are studied, as well as dealing with this problem, to choose the ones that best adapt to the requirements. Less conventional mechanisms, unusual in satellites or simply never used, are also studied. This type of mechanism is also analyzed in terms of its viability for use in space.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Feasibility analysis of a space mission and determination of the high-level requirements derived from mission objectives and scientific goals. The set of requirements is approved at the MRR (Mission Requirement Review) at the end of the challenge. Furthermore, different design concepts that meet the requirements are explored, identifying those concepts whose performance could give the maximum scientific return.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Analysis of a mission at point L2 of the Earth-Sun system. Specifically, the challenge includes the implementation of a complete ephemeris model for a more precise determination of orbits and formation flight.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Modeling and analyses of the Telescope Assembly for the Ariel mission. The Telescope Assembly (TA) is a key part of the payload of the Ariel satellite, since it constitutes the physical support for the mirrors, sensors and other elements related to optics. In this work, the elements that make up the TA will be analyzed, a geometric model and a thermal model (GMM and TMM respectively) will be elaborated and an analysis will be carried out under the selected operating conditions.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Development and description of the Preliminary Design Tool (PDT), an information management tool for Concurrent Design. Specifically, this tool is a database interface for the preliminary design of space projects, phases 0-A according to ECSS standards. The objective of this challenge is to satisfy the need for the design information (parameters) in Concurrent Design.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Creation of a Web tool that allows the UPMSat-2 telemetry to be visualized during its operational life.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

The study is focused on the thermos-elastic type analysis, in which the structure is subjected to a thermal load that causes elongations and stresses in it. Firstly, simple models are analyzed in order to obtain the influence of different parameters on the proposed geometries. Once significant results have been obtained with their corresponding conclusions, a space mission telescope is analyzed.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Analysis of the sensitivity of the ascending movement of the balloon Sunrise III, based on different design parameters. For this, a code is developed to solve the equations of dynamics and thermodynamics, considering the characteristics of the balloon and the atmospheric conditions during the flight.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Thermal characterization of the electronic box of the CWS sensor. For this, it is necessary to model the system geometrically and thermally and attribute it with the properties necessary to simulate its behavior in three types of analysis: isolated or standalone analysis, a parametric analysis, and stationary analyses of the hot case and the cold case.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain

Development of a tool that allows access to a catalog of space components to streamline the tasks carried out at the CDF. The final outcome is a tool that allows managing a given space component database to search and filter according to several important characteristics such as mass, operating temperatures, consumed power, etc…

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain