Paper Title
Structural Design and Analysis of KIIT Nanosatellite

Abstract - Satellites today are well known for their surveys on climate research and topographical mapping. However, it is still quite expensive to build and launch satellites. Therefore, to meet the demands of climate change and mapping studies, Nanosatellites are a much better alternative to conventionally used survey satellites. These small scaled satellites can be manufactured and be operated by universities, and the work presented here includes the comprehensive data of the Nanosatellite’s Structure. Using extensive new research data, a Nanosatellite with minimal mass and maximized functionality has been designed. The satellite has a cuboidal frame coming under an 8U category. This cost effective design is made of aluminum alloy. The structure is highly optimized to adjust all subsystems while ensuring essential tolerances to enable effective heat dissipation and provide near isolated environment for individual components. Results of the analyses simulated in this work are validated with the theoretical estimates which suggests the mechanical stresses experienced by such university-made satellites during launch conditions while in low earth orbit; of a simulated 645 Kilometers; are failsafe. In addition, a micro-pulsed plasma thruster, which is one of the main mission payloads is accommodated along with a spectral camera and deployable antenna system. Keywords - Nanosatellite, Structure, Structure Optimization, Space Systems