Team Miles, a collection of citizen inventors, is engaged in the Cube Quest Challenge. Our goal is to develop a small satellite that will orbit the moon and then journey to a deep space asteroid. Our mission goals are to demonstrate the ability to conduct orbital maneuvers, navigate to a target given limited information, and demonstrate robust communications with a ground station from both lunar orbit and deep space. We will be refining and implementing several new technologies including plasma thrusters, a failsafe computing cluster, and a revolutionary communications strategy.
As part of accomplishing these goals, we plan to compete for a number of prizes offered in the Cube Quest Challenge. By leveraging our competitive advantages, we believe we are uniquely qualified to perform exceptionally in achieving lunar orbit, establishing lunar orbit to ground station communications and establishing ourselves in deep space for the distance prize.
Miles Space, in partnership with Fluid and Reason, LLC, introduced their latest quad-H ion thruster design for cube sat propulsion.read more
Team Miles and partner Fluid & Reason are at the Small Sat Conference in Logan, Utah.read more
TAMPA, FL, July 1, 2016 – Team Miles, a collection of citizen scientist around the United States, is currently crowdfunding a $30,000 campaign on Kickstarter to fund ongoing R&D for their novel CubeSat design. The money raised will be used to further develop a new plasma propulsion system. Every backer will have their name etched on the CubeSat for a journey to the Moon and beyond.read more