MEGACLAW is a proof of concept for mitigating debris by capturing then deorbiting debris or performing maintenance on broken spacecraft. MEGACLAW shall use a robotic arm equipped with an end effector (EE) to capture a flat plate grapple point (GP) spinning on a motor at a constant rate, which simulates a solar panel on a 6U CubeSat rotating about a single axis of rotation.
Sponsor: TJ Sayer - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Faculty Advisor: Francisco Lopez Jimenez
Project Manager: Caleb Inglis
Team Members: Luke Beasley, Joseph Beightol, Benjamin Elsaesser, Sheridan Godfrey, Jack Isbill, Andy Kain, Cedric Leedy, Chris Leighton, Daniel Mastick, Bailey Topp