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Cornell Alpha: A Milestone in Space Exploration

$5,324
106%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
41 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 05, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

Frank

Pogoda

$50

Dec 04, 2020

Yaw Tung Tan

In Honor of The Tan Family

$200

Dec 03, 2020

Mark

Young

$50

Dec 02, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Dec 02, 2020

Benjamin Shapiro

In Honor of Ad Astra Ladies and Gentlemen

$5

Dec 01, 2020

Pamela Berkowsky

In Memory of Professor Carl Sagan

$100

Dec 01, 2020

Seyha Khom

In Memory of Josh Umansky

$10

Dec 01, 2020

Warren

Rieutort-Louis

$20

Dec 01, 2020

Claire

Wayner

$10

Dec 01, 2020

Daniel

Pacheco

$30

Dec 01, 2020

CHIANG LIANG

SOH

$50

Dec 01, 2020

Josefina

Salazar Morales

$50

Dec 01, 2020

Christina

Rice

$10

Nov 29, 2020

May

Braverman

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 28, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 26, 2020

Anonymous

$100

Nov 26, 2020

Pavel

Shibayev

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 25, 2020

Alicia

D

$10

Nov 25, 2020

Anonymous

$5

Nov 25, 2020

Rahul

Sharma

$20

Nov 25, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 25, 2020

Kristy

Yeung

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 23, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 23, 2020

Frances

Zhu

$100

Nov 22, 2020

Anonymous

$20

Nov 17, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 15, 2020

John

Morone

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 15, 2020

Anonymous

In Memory of Kumud Sharma, RC Sharma, IM Sharma, Viplesh Sharma

$40

Nov 13, 2020

Michael

Suguitan

$20

Nov 12, 2020

Anonymous

$5

Nov 12, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 09, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 09, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 09, 2020

Anonymous

$10

Nov 06, 2020

Jeanny

Lee

$100

Nov 03, 2020

Anonymous

$50

Nov 03, 2020

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Nov 03, 2020

Anonymous

$100

Nov 01, 2020

Anonymous

$150

Nov 01, 2020

Anonymous

$2,500

Nov 01, 2020

Anonymous

$500

Nov 01, 2020
Levels
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$10

Current Sensor

Your donation will monitor power input into our CubeSat, allowing us to determine how much solar power we're getting and help the spacecraft know when to switch between active and sleep modes.

$20

Magnetorquer Drivers

Your donation will allow our spacecraft to detumble and orient with Earth's magnetic field using a novel attitude control system.

$30

Solar Charger

Your donation will power our spacecraft, connecting our solar panels to our batteries.

$40

Flight Computer

Your donation will control the entire spacecraft, from sensors to communications to attitude control to light sail deployment!

$50

Iridium Radio Antenna

Your donation will allow our spacecraft to receive and transmit messages.

$100

Spacecraft Batteries

Your donation will keep our spacecraft alive, warm and toasty, when unlit by the sun for 45 minutes at a time, half an orbit.

$250

Teflon-Insulated Wiring

Your donation will supply NASA standard space-rated wires to connect all our CubeSat components.

$400

Chipsat Production

Your donation will support the production of Cornell's world renowned spacecraft-on-a-chip flight computers for a novel application aboard our light sail.

$500

Communications Modules

Your donation will allow us to bypass the need for a traditional ground station by going through the Iridium network. We will be able to talk to our spacecraft from anywhere in the world using only a web interface!

$1,000

Vibration Testing

Your donation will allow us to prove that we are flight ready and able to withstand the immense stresses of a rocket launch.

$1,000

Circuit Boards & Solar Panels

Your donation will provide the heart and lifeblood of the spacecraft.

$2,000

CubeSat Structure

Made from space-grade Accura Bluestone, this high-strength 3D printed material enables a customizable structure capable of surviving the drastic temperature ranges of low Earth orbit. Machined and anodized 6061 grade aluminum CubeSat rails will allow for a smooth interface with and ejection from the ISS CubeSat Deployer.