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Generic CubeSat

Since R2024a


Front view of CubeSat.

CubeSat is one of the spacecraft that you can use within the 3D simulation environment. The Aerospace Blockset™ supports a CubeSat that represents a 3U-sized satellite, with the origin at its center. This environment is rendered using the Unreal Engine® from Epic Games®. For detailed views of the CubeSat, see Views.

To add this type of vehicle to the 3D simulation environment:

  1. Add a Simulation 3D Spacecraft block to your Simulink® model.

  2. In the Block Parameters dialog box, on the Parameters tab, set the Type parameter to CubeSat.

  3. Set the Initial translation (m) and Initial rotation (rad) parameters to an array size that matches the CubeSat spacecraft, for example, zeros(10,3).


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Top-down view of CubeSat.

Left view of helicopter.

Right view of helicopter.

Front view of CubeSat.

Back view of CubeSat.

Bottom view of CubeSat.


CubeSat Skeleton

The CubeSat skeleton has these parts.

  • CubeSat

    • ANTENNA1

    • ANTENNA2

    • ANTENNA3

    • SENSOR


      • SOLAR_ARRAY1_1


      • SOLAR_ARRAY2_2


Version History

Introduced in R2024a