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Latest information on our progress towards launching the picosatellite FOSSASAT-1.
November 2, 2018

The last couple of weeks have mainly consisted of paperwork here at Fossa Systems, for a specific reason though! We are very proud to announce that our  FOSSASAT-1 satellite request has been submitted to the International Amateur Radio Union and the International Telecommunications Union and is finally in process. This will be the first Spanish...

October 2, 2018

Today we have a pretty exciting update, quite a bit of thing have happened since last week mostly regarding the outreach of the project. I had the opportunity to give a brief presentation about the FOSSASAT-1 project at the Open source CubeSat Workshop in the European Space Astronomy Center in Madrid last week. This was an...

September 22, 2018

We are back with a new update! Richard had been hard working on the website and as you can probably tell it has had a major update, hopefully this will make it easier to navigate the different aspects of the website. Last weekend we presented our FossaSat-1 project at the IberRadio 2018 Spanish Radio Amateur conference,...

September 9, 2018

Hello Everyone! Today we have a major hardware development and administrative leap to share! The beacon system has been tested and all of its functions work as intended, the MPPT board has also been assembled and testing is underway, so it works exactly as designed based on our current stage of testing. Thanks to this...

August 23, 2018

Hello! Very good news, the satellite’s beacon system – that manages system information and the main communication transceiver – has reached version 1. It can transmit using LoRa modulation, FSK modulation and also supports the RTTY protocol using AFSK modulation.

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...

August 8, 2018

The solar panel structure of the satellite has arrived and is partially assembled, the milling of aluminium brackets is still underway but we are satisfied with the current state of the structure. We are still waiting to receive the electronic components to start testing the custom MPPT & Beacon PCB’s that have also arrived.  

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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