Vote now for the CROSS Star Tracker project in the Student Innovation Challenge.
CROSS is a star tracker project led by CUAVA project students in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & their Applications (CUAVA). The project is led by Joshua Critchley-Marrows, under the supervision of CUAVA CIs, Dr. Xiaofeng Wu and Professor Iver Cairns.
An Australian-made and Australian-owned space system capability built to serve the emerging Australian space sector, CROSS is a high-precision attitude determination device used in satellite pointing systems. Attitude determination is achieved by comparison of the known positions of stars to an image’s calculated positions. Designed for Small Satellites, this system will provide high-precision attitude determination to pico- and micro-satellites, such as the CubeSat and up to the 50 kg classes. The majority of star trackers available today are designed for large satellites, hence have significantly larger mass, volume, and cost. The CROSS project will develop a competitive and accessible star tracker platform to grow Australia’s space capability through Sydney University researchers and students.
The CROSS project team are participating in the Student Innovation Challenge. You can find out more and vote for them HERE.