Free Open Source Software & Aerospace Development Team

The FossaSat-1 Amateur 1P Pocketqube

Our vision is to inspire a new generation of young engineers and scientists by expanding access to satellite technology, developing low-cost picosatellite technology in order to reduce launch & development costs.
Deployable Solar Panels
High efficiency TrisolX triple junction solar cells.
LoRa Transceiver
Free worldwide communications using inexpensive low power RF communications module, compatible with the latest in IoT technology.
KISS Electronics
Dual arduino ATMEGAs that control the entire communications system, mounted on custom PCBs designed in-house.
High Quality Software
In-house software that controls the entire system in conjunction with consultation from Arduino Library developers to fulfill regulations and standards.
Our Vision

Our vision is to build a picosatellite and put it in orbit around the Earth, inspiring a new generation of young engineers and scientists by expanding access to satellite technology, developing low-cost picosatellite technology in order to reduce launch & development costs.

FossaSat-1 will be used as a test platform for deploying user developed code in orbit and will provide free and open source IoT communications for the globe using inexpensive LoRa modules.

We aim to achieve this using a satellite that will be able to operate programmes developed by school and university members. We plan to host an inter-school/university competition and the winners will have their programs loaded onto the satellite along with prizes. All participants will have their names recorded on the system as it circles the globe.

We hope this proposal provides a mechanism to engage students in a wide variety of STEM subjects, Physics and Computer Science.

The team is currently developing a prototype which will be ready by the end of 2018. The aim being to have it fully tested on a weather balloon as a proof of concept. Our approach is to have the satellite build plan verified and validated by experienced personnel before taking it to launch in Q3 2019. This phase of the project is already partially funded.

Education

We have extensive ties with educations in Spain and in the United Kingdom.

We have been taken onboard by 3Dicey to provide their workshops with satellite contents and learning topics for highschool students.

Sponsors & Partners

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