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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...

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...

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...

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