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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...

December 18, 2018

We once again have a very loaded update for our FossaSat-1 project full of advancements and announcements. Launch We are very proud to announce we have signed an orbital launch contract with Alba Orbital for a 385km SSO launch aboard a Rocket Labs Electron Rocket in Q2 of 2019. This marks a major step in...

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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