6U CubeSat Display Model
Display Hardware | Not for Flight
This is a full-size (approximately 360.5mm x 200mm x 100mm) plastic model of a 6U "tabbed" CubeSat that is for use with Rocket Lab Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD) 6U deployer. Were it an actual CubeSat, it would represent an assembled CubeSat that would be compatible with the 6U CSD, the Maverick Space Systems (MSS) Mercury-6 and similar CubeSat dispensers. This model reproduces Pumpkin's line of SUPERNOVA 6U structures and has dummy solar panels with highly realistic solar cell stickers on all four panels. The solar array simulates the Pumpkin 64-cell "propeller" configuration in the deployed configuration.
This display model is excellent for trade show displays and for mission fundraising, as it conveys the scale of a 6U CubeSat in a form that can be displayed in front of an audience.
This model has no electrical functionality, and no part can be converted to a flight-ready component. There are no separation mechanisms, nor deployment switches. The structures is a one-piece model and is not intended to be disassembled. The simulated solar panels can be detached to make it more transportable.
For actual flight-capable structures, please see Pumpkin's comprehensive line of CubeSat Kit structures.