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February 27, 2020

Continuing from our previous launch, here at FOSSA Systems we have some exciting projects coming just around the corner. 2 new satellite’s FOSSASAT-1B and FOSSASAT-12! 1B is an improved FOSSASAT-1 with many changes including some communication protocol modifications including an addition of continous wave (CW) support, this allows us to transmit morse code. FOSSASAT-2 is...

December 8, 2019

A wild few days here at FOSSA Systems as our first satellite launches into orbit aboard the Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket and is successfully jettisoned and deployed! The first few hours post-deployment were a nail biting experience as it struggled to transmit its information. After detecting very faint signals, the online satellite community has received...

November 25, 2019

The FOSSASAT-1 launch (as of 25/11/19) is scheduled for 28/11/2019 at 07:56. Live updates for launch times are posted on Rocket Lab’s twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/RocketLab and the launch is called “Running Out Of Fingers”. The livestream will be posted on their website here: www.rocketlabusa.com/live-stream and https://www.youtube.com/user/RocketLabNZ.   I am pleased to announce that our...

September 9, 2019

Hi! We are very excited to say that FOSSASAT-1 has been integrated into the Alba Orbital deployment system, ready for launch! (See our twitter at @fossasys for pictures). Alba Orbital held a conference, drinks and talks event in Glasgow that showcased pocketqubes being worked on and more. It was amazing to see how far and...

July 3, 2019

Hello! Lots of great things are happening at FOSSA at the moment which we cannot wait to share with you. We are scheduled to launch in a couple of months so it is a very exciting time here.   A huge thank you to Jan who has joined FOSSA to help improve the software! Some...

May 14, 2019

As the time to launch approaches closer we have some excellent news which we will share as soon as we get the OK. As usual, the development is ploughing forward for both hardware and software, both are coming to an apex where the software is passing rigorous test documents an the hardware is reaching the...

August 18, 2018

Development is really coming along at the moment. Julian is hard at work engineering the hardware with Chris and Richard is working on the Ground Station control panel. The deployable solar panel design is completed and the hinges are soon to be manufactured by a to be an announced CNC company based in China! We’re...

July 29, 2018

Hello, We have been working hard since the last post and have some great news! Julian has ordered prototype PCBs for the Atmegas and the MPPT board is in development as we speak. Richard has implemented some automatic tuning for the ground station to connect to the satellite and is documenting all the code using...

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