The Space Rider Observer Cube (SROC) is a CubeSat mission able to perform in-situ observations of Space Rider (SR). Space Rider is a new transportation system in development by Thales-Alenia for ESA. SROC will be part of the Space Rider’s Cargo Bay.
The SROC mission goals are:

  • to fly around the SR vehicle and perform observations in visible, near infrared and thermal infrared wavelengths.

  • to validate critical small satellite operations and technologies such as deployment and retrieval capabilities from and to the cargo bay of the SR.

The Spacecraft will be a 6U CubeSat and the project’ Phases 0/A are developed by CubeSat Team members.

Strong Aspects

Tradition

Tradition

SROC project is an opportunity to increase the knowledge about past observation mission for Small Satellite

Education

Education

The students worked together on this project, using a unique opportunity of hands-on experience on space applications

Technology

Technology

Developing new technologies for deploy and retrieval demonstration

Future

Future

SROC will be the third CubeSat developed by CubeSat Polito Team

Team – SROC

Giorgio Ammirante
Giorgio Ammirante
System & PA
Sergio Zanola
Sergio Zanola
Thermal
Davide Pederbelli
Davide Pederbelli
Structure & Mechanism
Francesca Forino
Francesca Forino
Propulsion & ADCS
Luca Guerra
Luca Guerra
Mission Analysis
Serena Sette
Serena Sette
System
Alessandro Aimasso
Alessandro Aimasso
System
Davide Calabrese
Davide Calabrese
Payload
Gianmarco Morelli
Gianmarco Morelli
Payload
Samuele Raffa
Samuele Raffa
Payload
Flavio Brancato
Flavio Brancato
EPS & Mechanism
Flavio Brancato
Flavio Brancato
EPS & Mechanism
Dario Coluzzi
Dario Coluzzi
ADCS
Silvia Molinini
Silvia Molinini
Mechanism
Gianmarco Floro
Gianmarco Floro
Environment & Thermal
Luisa Di Monaco
Luisa Di Monaco
Navigation
Marco Gajeri
Marco Gajeri
Propulsion
Marco Morgese
Marco Morgese
Structure & Manufacturing
Ludovico Ruga
Antenna System & Mechanism