Author: PRICE® Research
The PRICE CubeSat template is constructed to the WBS indicated by the Miniature XRay Solar Spectrometer MinXSS A Science Oriented, University 3U CubeSat white paper, March 2016. It is populated with input values representative of cubesat hardware, software, and operating specifications. The values are based upon the acquired PRICE Systems, LLC knowledge and data pertinent to specific CubeSats. That knowledge and data have been reduced to a single template, reduction accomplished through averaging and like statistical practices. This template can be used to create examples (called Template Test Cases) to illustrate Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimating of specific launch vehicles. However, PRICE templates are only intended as solid starting points for quality estimation. They require a degree of tailoring and adjustment to meet a specific instance for use. This could be due to differences in production units, prototypes, production schedules, architectures, weight distributions, and design heritage aspects between the template and test case. The attachments to the template project file contain the relevant definitions for the template.