Small satellite reliability analysis

TU Delft, Netherlands, May 2013 – July 2013

I compiled a database of more than 150 failures of satellites under 50 kg on component level and used both statistical and non-statistical methods to determine which components are most likely to fail in a specific period of life of a satellite. Then, based on the findings, I wrote guidelines for satellite engineers. This research was presented at the 4S symposium in May 2014. Presentation is available here and final report here.