Beckman CubeSat

While the CubeSat is in orbit, without any means of control, there is no way of predicting where the location of the CubeSat is. This is why attitude control is vital when launching a CubeSat. Attitude Control is the process of ensuring the proper orientation of the CubeSat. Deploying a permanent magnet inside the CubeSat will align the axis of the CubeSat with the Earth's magnetic field. Another thing to look out when the CubeSat is being deployed from the rocket is tumbling due to the momentum from the deployment.

Attitude Control