NASA is creating the new Space Launch System (SLS) for human deep space exploration.
The SLS will also provide opportunities for payloads including cubesats to fly to the moon
and further. We will be discussing the capability of flying cubesats aboard SLS on the
first flight (EM-1), specifically describing the thirteen 6U-cubesats
and their missions, destinations, and unique subsystems. We will also
peek behind plans for upcoming missions and capabilities. Some display items will be present at the meeting.
Above is an actual picture of the Orion Stage Adapter that will house the thirteen (13) cubesats. Can you see the cubesats attachment brackets? Picture was taken at MSFC. Learn more about SLS EM-1 Secondary Payloads (cubesats) .
About Scott Spearing
Scott Spearing (Geocent) is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with 35 years of space flight experience starting with one of the original Get-Away-Special (GAS) experiments which flew on STS-7. Scott was at the inception of the secondary payload deployment system for the SLS program and is currently assisting with secondary payload preparations for EM-1 and planning for future missions on the upgraded SLS vehicles.