WJETech (we push from the inside)

 

 

Please see our introduction here

Demonstrating the Fluid Space Drive in orbit

 

 

We (with others) will launch a microsatellite in 16 to 27 months from today (20/6/2022) to demonstrate our method of space propulsion in orbit.

It will be a standard cubesat configuration composed of 24 stacked units.

 

 

 

 

A plaque with the names of those that contribute to the project will be included on board.

 

 

The mission

 

The mission is very simple, demonstrate a working and practical Space Drive (uses no fuel) in orbit, for that we must:

 

1- Have our cubesat launched into orbit as secondary payload on a launch vehicle via NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative or others.

2- We must stabilize and orient the cubesat before activation of the PAYLOAD, see CONTROL (ADCS)

3-We activate the payload (Fluid Space Drive) and the position change caused by the constant acceleration will be transmitted via the COMMUNICATIONS MODULE.

 

 

 

Elements of our cubsat

 

Structure

 

Power

 

Description: Description: Description: https://nanoavionics.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EPS-1-1-1024x950-1-rez.jpg

Communication

 

Description: Description: Description: ISIS High Data Rate S-Band Transmitter

Control

 

Description: Description: Description: https://nanoavionics.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SatBus-4RW0-1-new.jpg

Computing

 

Description: Description: Description: Raspberry Pi Zero, a minimal single-board computer - From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raspberry-Pi-Zero-FL.jpg

Payload

 

 

Structure

 

Fig 1

Our satellite must conform to cubesat specifications, must be composed of modular 10cm X 10cm X 10cm segments, with a maximum of 24 cubes.

We use a 20cm X 20cm X 60cm configuration.

Our structure is composed of 24 3d printed elements  (fig 1) that combine to create the “ribs” of the cuebsat (fig2)

 

Fig 2

Then the structure of the cubesat (fig3)

Fig 3

 

Fig 4

The payload will fit snugly in the first 50 cm of the satellite leaving 4 units for control and power

 

Power

Power will be provided by batteries and solar panels

 

Communication

The only information  our cubesat needs to transmit is its position therefore a simple transmitter will be sufficient, besides indicating the cubesat’s position it may occasionally transmit additional data such as the charge of the batteries

 

Control

When the cubesat is expelled into orbit by its orbital deployer it will most likely very unstable spinning on its axis’s, to correct this behavior we will use “off the shelf” reaction wheels and altitude control

 

Computing

A microcontroller will be sufficient to control the spacecraft, a simple program will activate and control the systems

 

Outline of the microcontroller program

 

At the appointed time a reading from an external pressure sensor will be taken to confirm that the cubesat is in orbit.

If in orbit computer controlled reaction wheels will stabilize and orient the cubesat.

When stabilized the payload (fluid space drive) will be activated and status will be transmitted

The Fluid space drive will function continuously unless:

It is detected that power is depleted, in that case the cubesat will shutdown the payload until the batteries regain a pre determined level

If it is detected the cubesat is losing orientation the computer controlled reaction wheels will engage for as long as necessary

 

This is naturally a oversimplification, modification will be made according to testing

 

 

Payload

The payload consist of the Fluid Space Drive to be demonstrated, it is composed of a cylinder pressurized container that fits snugly inside the cubsast’s structure

Inside the structure there are two motor driven propellers paced on the X axis of the cylinder by a shaft

The propeller counterrotet

Some version of the drive use only one propeller

See why it works

 

You can make a very simple working demonstration model of the fluid space drive using a 6 litre water bottle see here

 

 

When activated, the cubesat constantly accelerates without using any fuel or propellant until it is turned off via the communication system (COM) demonstrating its ability to provide spacecraft with unlimited delta-v (∆v)

 

 

Plaque

 

 

 

 

 

          Contact Information

        William John Elliott S.
        (Exit code) 56-2-2042863
        (Exit code) 56-9-85530114

        Whatsapp +56985530114
        william.john.elliott (contact on Skype)
       http://www.wjetech.cl/

       wjeconsultant@gmail.com
       wje@wjetech.cl

Description: Description: Description: http://www.wjetech.cl/index_files/image036.jpg