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Latest information on our progress towards launching the picosatellite FOSSASAT-1.
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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