Title text: During launch, in the event of an unexpected sensor reading, SafetySat will extend prongs in all directions to secure itself and any other cubesats safely in the launch vehicle until the source of the problem can be determined.
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Cubesats are normally launched as a secondary payload often beside a deployment to the international space station. There are multiple safety rules to ensure that the cubesat cannot damage the primary payload. This design seeks to break as many rules as possible.
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- Americium corners
- Americium is a very dense, highly radioactive substance. Depending on the amount of Americium involved, this alone could shoot the mass over the 1.3 kg mass limit.
- Gun cotton
- A form of nitrocellulose; it is explosive.
- Crude Oil
- Exxon Valdez oil spill, Deepwater Horizon explosion... need we say more? Of course the leakable volume would not be near those levels, but plenty dangerous nonetheless if it were to leak though a faulty seal...
- Volatile Epoxy Seal
- When this goes, everything gets coated in flammable crude oil.
- Celebratory Firework
- Explosive Fire Source
- CFCs/Ozone-depleting CFC Spritzer
- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are fully halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons that contain only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane. Freon is a common example of a CFC, and the use of CFCs has been linked to a depletion of the Earth's ozone layer leading many countries to ban their use. So spritzing CFCs in an area closer to the Ozone layer sounds like a good idea?
- Laser Pointer (Hubble-Seeking)
- Aiming a red laser at a visible light telescope is really bad for the telescope in question and its optics.
- Laser Pointers (Fixed)
- Theses three laser points will effectively point in 3 different random directions, which is not safe for other around this Cubesat.
- SDR/Software-Defined Radio (Code Editable via Public Wiki)
- This counts as a huge security risk.
- BIC Mini-Lighter
- Fire source, resting on the can of crude oil.
- Rare Earth Magnets
- Very powerful magnets that have a high likelihood of messing up the electronics on nearby electronics, like other Cubesats.
- Wet Sand Dispenser
- Batteries (EBay)
- The quality of batteries bought on the auction site can vary widely.
- Solar Panel (Found)
- The quality of the solar panel and the power it produces would have to be investigated thoroughly before being cleared for space flight.
- Spark Plug
- Fire Source, if it was plugged in to electricity. Excess mass if not.
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