EXCITE (“EXtended Cubesat for Innovative Technology Experiments”) is a technology demonstration mission selected by ASI in 2021 in the frame of the "Future Cubesat Missions" call. Based on a custom-designed 12U CubeSat platform featuring a full-composite structure, EXCITE is aimed at in-orbit demonstration / in-orbit validation of a number of innovative small spacecraft technologies in the domains of chemical and electric onboard propulsion, thermal management of significant heat loads in limited volumes, COTS GPU computing for IoT applications, and steerable, integrated S-band antennas. In this paper we describe the EXCITE platform design, outline the mission profile and discuss the main expected technological innovations.

EXCITE - A 12U Cubesat Mission for IOD/IOV

Marcuccio, S.
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Conceptualization
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2022

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EXCITE (“EXtended Cubesat for Innovative Technology Experiments”) is a technology demonstration mission selected by ASI in 2021 in the frame of the "Future Cubesat Missions" call. Based on a custom-designed 12U CubeSat platform featuring a full-composite structure, EXCITE is aimed at in-orbit demonstration / in-orbit validation of a number of innovative small spacecraft technologies in the domains of chemical and electric onboard propulsion, thermal management of significant heat loads in limited volumes, COTS GPU computing for IoT applications, and steerable, integrated S-band antennas. In this paper we describe the EXCITE platform design, outline the mission profile and discuss the main expected technological innovations.
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