This project is solving the CubeSats for Asteroid Exploration challenge.
Our project is to design a website that contains all the necessary information about designing a mission using a Cubesat to reach asteroids passing near to Earth. The website contains information on available thrusters, launch service providers and published research papers that are available for Cubesats. The website also provides a downloadable list of NEO's that includes their orbits in Ceplerian coordinates as well as as information about the certainty of their trajectories in XML format. This information can be used with trajectory design tools such as GMAT to study the feasibility of the missions to be undertaken. This was achieved by data-mining NASA's existing NHATS and NEO orbit elements and combining the trajectory data along with the the Orbit Conditional Code so the user can easily find feasible asteroid trajectories for their Cubesat missions.
Our website is available at www.roidcube.info
Project InformationLicense: GNU General Public License
Source Code/Project URL: http://www.roidcube.info/roidcube.rar
ResourcesRoidCube Official Website - http://www.roidcube.info/
Speceflight Services - http://spaceflightservices.com/
ISIS nanosat systems - http://www.isispace.nl/cms/
Worldwide launch schedule - http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/
Thrusters for Cubesats - http://www.busek.com/
Research Papers about Cubesats - http://www.cubesat.org/index.php/documents/papers
NASA's NHATS table - http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/nhats
NEA's orbital elements - http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_elem
JPL Small-body datatbase browser - http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2000%20SG344;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems - http://www.tyvak.com/