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CubeSat – Meet the OBC Subsystem

Would you ever leave your computer on and unattended for an entire week? How about for 8 months, while you are 400km away? Even though electronic devices at home won’t remain on for so long, a satellite will have to endure the loneliness of space for a really long time – you can’t just press a button to reboot it Read more…

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CubeSat – Meet the Systems Engineering

During the design and testing process of any system, mistakes and shortcomings are to be expected. However, if these problems are not addressed and fixed before the delivery of the system, there is a high chance for a complete failure of the system which can even result to the loss of human lives. Many examples can be found throughout history. Read more…

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CubeSat – Meet the Communications Subsystem

On October 4, 1957, the first ever artificial satellite in history, Sputnik 1, was launched and set to orbit, transmitting radio waves which contained information on the ionosphere’s electron density. Sputnik 1 signal From those seemingly simple beacons of 1957, the evolution of space missions has gifted us with photos of other planets, like the ones captured by Mars Rover Read more…

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CubeSat – Meet the Trajectory Subsystem

Performing a mission in space without question requires a rocket and a satellite. Using the rocket, the satellite is placed into orbit around our planet and remains in space until the mission is performed or the satellite reenters the atmosphere. When that, happens it disintegrates by the high temperatures reached due to friction with atmospheric particles. But you must be Read more…

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What is a CubeSat?

To explain what a CubeSat is, first we should define a small satellite. A small satellite is any satellite that is under 300kg – in comparison, “traditional” satellites can reach some tons. A CubeSat, of course, is much lighter than 300 kg and for this reason is categorized by many as a nano satellite. CubeSats come in various final forms, Read more…

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ESA Academy’s Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop 2018 | Mary Georgousi

 Mary Georgousi, member of a CubeSat team, participated in an ESA Academy’s workshop during the second week of December 2018. She is happy to share her knowledge and experience! “Taking part in ESA Academy’s first ever organised Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop was an amazing experience full of knowledge and memories! Held by the ESA Education Office ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, in the south of Read more…

Achievements

CubeSAT made it once again! 🛰

We are very happy to inform you that our CubeSAT project was selected to participate in ESA Academy’s CubeSAT Concurrent Engineering Workshop dedicated to CubeSATs! Four of our members will be assigned to these disciplines – configuration and structures, power, communications and data handling and attitude and orbit control system (AOCS). We are really proud for them as this is Read more…