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Hello everyone,

I'd like to thank everyone for their hard work so far. We've made great progress on the subsystem requirements and we'll be moving onto the next phase Saturday. 

Concept of Operations

"The Concept of Operations is a document describing the characteristics of a proposed system from the viewpoint of an individual who will use that system. It is used to communicate the quantitative and qualitative system characteristics to all stakeholders." - Wikipedia
Each subsystem will be working on a ConOp document that combines subsystem requirements, engineering requirements, components, and mission process into a document that covers that subsystem's role in the overall mission.

Risk Assessment Matrix

We'll be looking at the various failures modes each subsystem may face during the mission. Each risk has two values, severity and likelihood, which when multiplied together shows the level that risk presents to the mission. This will help inform of what risks need to be mitigated to ensure a successful mission. We'll be growing and refining this matrix over the length of the project.

Spacecraft Budgets

As we get a better idea of what kind of components will be going into the vehicle, we'll be able to start budgeting for these components. Common budgets are Mass/Volume/Power/Data. Each subsystem must share the limited resources available to the satellite bus. This will help inform us as we make design choices for the satellite.


  • Subsystem Update
  • Project Update
  • Risk Assessment Matrix
  • Link Budget
  • Concept of Operations 
We're meeting as usual Saturday in HLC 14-2575 at 12pm
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