New leadership takes over the CubeSat project, reorganizing the remaining members and dropping the old scientific mission.
Our team makes the move to new platforms: we use Mattermost for communicating with each other, and OpenProject for planning.
The new scientific mission is introduced: Using microfluidics chips, we are going to research the effects of microgravity and radiation to eukaryotic cells.
Our team gets a workspace upgrade: it now operates in the Electronics Laboratory of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of our University.
Preliminary mission analysis for the nanosatellite completed by Trajectory members.
4 of our members participate in ESA Academy’s CubeSat Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2019. They return with a lot of feedback and new concepts which will help advance our project.
Introduction of the Systems Engineering team, implementation of weekly concurrent design sessions called AcubeSAT sessions. OCDT introduction.
On the 6th of March, CubeSat project unveils the scientific mission and the updated design in a dedicated 4-hour presentation to the University community and to the general public. The presentation was held in KEDEA and was also livestreamed.
Implementation of the new documentation management system and documentation template. Work on EPS board finalized.
Our patch antenna is printed and tested within AUTh facilities. An RFID system is implemented for our workspace.
OBC’s PCB design is completed. Received approval for placing our Ground Station equipment within university grounds.
Call for proposals for the third edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme opens. Our team begins preparing the proposal and ensuring compliance with the technical specifications.
Engineering models for the PCBs of EPS and OBC have been delivered by our sponsor Prisma Electronics SA. Our team comes in contact with solar panel providers for the satellite and advances the design of the scientific payload.
CubeSat participates in the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, presenting a new static model of the satellite to the public. Budgets for the spacecraft are finalized and failure modes identification for subsystems begins.
On the 11th of October, the team submits the proposal for the participation of AcubeSAT in the 3rd edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme to the European Space Agency. The team also participates in the Open Source CubeSat Workshop 2019, discovering new tools and ideas while further engaging with the open source space community.