The electrical power system (EPS) of a CubeSat provides electrical energy to all the systems onboard and is the most critical system of a satellite. EPS usually consists of solar cells, rechargeable batteries, power distribution unit and power conditioning unit. The solar cells are used as the primary source of energy. These are photovoltaic cells [...]
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Post-launch operations are equally as important as pre-launch testing and integration. Especially when this is the first satellite you have ever launched, this can be a very apprehensive phase for most researchers. We are here to help. Here are some tips on what to do after you have launched your satellite into space and are [...]
Charles Miller is the president of NexGen Space LLC, a space and public policy consultancy that provides client services at the juncture between civil, commercial, and national security. A former NASA Senior Advisor for Commercial Space, Miller has led a half dozen NASA commercial space teams responsible for assessing barriers to commercial space projects, satellite [...]
Blaze Sanders is CTO of Solar System Express (Sol-X), a startup that designs reconfigurable advanced robotic control systems and navigation software for commercial space companies. Blaze graduated with dual Bachelor’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering from John Hopkins University in 2010. He was the technical program manager of JURBAN, the Google Lunar X Prize [...]
JP Aerospace is a volunteer-based organization which is dedicated to achieving affordable access to space for anyone. They have been hired by the U.S. Air Force to provide concepts that will allow rapid launch of battlefield communication and monitoring systems. Large and small companies have used them to film commercials, as well as take ad [...]
Today an increasing number of people are conducting their own space exploration projects. The main reason behind this increase in space exploration is that it no longer costs billions of dollars to achieve. Another reason is that exploring space no longer takes several years in development time and expertise. These two major factors are making [...]
Richard David is co-founder and CEO of NewSpace Global (NSG), an information firm that aims to help investors make informed decisions in the “NewSpace” industry. For the past decade, Richard has traveled the world actively tracking the new space industry. Here is a little of what Richard has shared about the NewSpace Investor Conference. NewSpace [...]
Dr. Sean Casey is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Space Center, a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has over two decades of experience as an airborne astronomer. For more than 15 years Dr. [...]
Mark Jessop is an electronic engineering PhD student at the University of Adelaide. He is most noted for his work with the DIY space project “Tux in Space” and is currently working on TOPCAT, one of the payloads onboard the CubeSat UKube-1. Let’s take a closer look at what Jessop had to say about TOPCAT. [...]
A CubeSat, like other spacecraft, can be divided into multiple smaller subsystems including Power, Communication, On board data handling, Attitude determination & control as well as a satellite payload subsystems. The payload determines the actual mission and objective of the CubeSat. Most CubeSats carry one or two scientific instruments as their mission payload. A camera [...]