Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission

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Come learn about Small Satellites, specifically CubeSats, and how they are pushing the limits of space based technology. Jasper Wolfe and UGA Alumni Roger Hunter from NASA Ames Research Center will give a review of the NASA Nodes CubeSat mission -- objectives, requirements, and lessons learned. The purpose of Nodes is to demonstrate autonomous command and control of a CubeSat "swarm", routing of commands to a CubeSat from the ground via another CubeSat, and sharing of science data collection among operational Cubesats. Some thoughts on potential follow-on "swarm" missions that build on Nodes legacy and its predecessor the EDSN mission that went into the ocean when the rocket failed. 

The Small Satellite Research Laboratory is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Geography, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Marine Science, and the College of Engineering.

For more information visit: www.smallsats.uga.edu