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Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo Student - Mentor Projects

The CubeSat Project is a collaborative effort between Cal Poly SLO, and Stanford University's Space Systems Development Laboratory. The purpose of the project is to provide a standard for the design of picosatellites such that a common deployer is used. The objective is reduced cost and development time, increased accessibility to space, and frequent launches. Currently more than 30 high schools, colleges, and universities from around the world are developing CubeSats. At Cal Poly, a complete CubeSat deployment solution has been developed. The Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployer (P-POD) provides a mechanical interface between the launch vehicle and three CubeSats.

The Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat) was founded in 1999 and involves a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate engineering students working to design, construct, test, launch, and operate a CubeSat. The project is currently accepting applications for new project members for the CP2 team. CP1, the first satellite developed at Cal Poly, is designed with the objective of providing a reliable bus system to allow for flight qualification of a wide variety of small sensors and attitude control devices. The CP2 team is currently seeking funded payloads.


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