Innovation: CubeSat

Aug 23, 2019

Skye Rutan-Bedard (left) and Dr. Hadi Fekrmandi.
Credit Chynna Lockett/SDPB

Dr. Hadi Fekrmandi is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Skye Rutan-Bedard is a mechanical engineering undergraduate researcher.  The difference between a satellite and a cube sat is more than just the price tag. Research at School of Mines is looking at cameras used in a CubeSat as the goal is to expand from one small satellite to a swarm of smaller satellites working together to focus on specific research areas.

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