Active Research Areas

Deformable Mirrors

Reconfiguration and Docking


AAReST Configurations

Camera Package (3D)

Mirror Package (3D)

AAReST Assembly 2015

AAReST Assembly 2016

AAReST Assembly 2016 - STEP file

AAReST January 2018 CAD

AAReST Design Reviews


AAReST DDR: Caltech Surrey

AAReST Payload CDR: Payload CDR (Caltech), Spacecraft Update (Surrey)

AAReST January 2017 Review : Payload (Caltech), CoreSat (Caltech), Spacecraft Update (Surrey), MirrorSat 3D CAD (Surrey)

AAReST September 2017 Review : Payload (Caltech), CoreSat (Caltech), Spacecraft Update (Surrey)

AAReST Structural Redesign – September 2018



Engineering & Science article

Professor Pellegrino's Lecture:
Building Space Telescopes (pdf)

Thermal Anaysis Methods and Validation for Small Spacecraft:
Literature Survey (pdf) Presentation (pdf)

Deformable Mirror Publications:
Steeves, J., Laslandes, M., Pellegrino, S., Redding, D., Bradford, S. C., Wallace, J. K., Barbee, T. (2014) Design, fabrication and testing of active carbon shell mirrors for space telescope applications. (pdf)

Laslandes, M., Pellegrino, S., Steeves, J., Patterson, K. (2014) Optimization of electrode configuration in surface-parallel actuated deformable mirrors. (pdf)

Steeves, J. and Pellegrino, S. (2013). Ultra-thin highly deformable composite mirrors. (pdf)

Patterson, K., Yamamoto, N., Pellegrino, S. (2012) Thin deformable mirrors for a reconfigurable space telescope. (pdf)

Patterson, K. Pellegrino, S. (2011) Shape Correction of Thin Mirrors. (pdf)

Patterson, K., Pellegrino, S., Breckinridge, J., (2010) Shape correction of thin mirrors in a reconfigurable modular space telescope. (pdf)

Keck Institute for Space Studies


Ae105 Article

Surrey Space Center

Ae105 Class Presentations

2013 Final Presentation

2014 Final Presentation

2015 Final Presentation

2016 Final Presentation

2017 Final Presentation

2018 Final Presentation