3D Cubesat Structure designs

I have no patience, so when it was time to get my 2D designs into 3D, I was looking for something fast.

Many years ago I knew how to use Maya, and I had started learning Blender, Solidworks, CATIA and Fusion360… but today I just didn’t have the patience to start the learning curve for a fully-flung 3D software.

For now, TinkerCAD seemed the fastest way to upload my 2D SVG’s to create an approximate visual of the two structure designs I’m working on.

Check them out!

HAB Model (Plywood, stratospheric). On the right, with PCB and batteries.
ED Model (aluminium, space-grade). Shown with four rods and spacers.

Space Mining The High Frontier

Event by SpaceTech Analytics

Today I attended an event on Space Mining.

“Space Mining The High Frontier” is an upcoming conference taking place on July 28, 2021 (5 pm – 8:30 pm, BST) in which SpaceTech Analytics business development consultant Rand Simberg and speakers from the space-mining industry will discuss the opportunities presented by the rapidly emerging interest in in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) – as a key part of expanding human presence in space and in generating economic benefit both off planet and terrestrial, from space activities. Speakers will also address the need to conduct space-resource utilization in a sustainable manner to allow healthy growth of the off-world economy.

Most interesting? In-Space metal processing and debris recycling.