Weekly Update #26: Our new Hall probe! (ADCS)

News from the ADCS team: We received our long-desired Hall probe! We want to express our gratitude to MAGNET-PHYSIK Dr. Steingroever GmbH for sponsoring us. We are very thrilled about this, but you may ask yourself about why we need such a device. So let’s bring some light in the dark with some Questions & Read more about Weekly Update #26: Our new Hall probe! (ADCS)[…]

Weekly Update #22: Payload Prototyping

In our last entry we presented the first prototype. We built a device to characterise solar cells and that is exactly what the payload will be doing later in space. The prototype had only limited features, nevertheless it was sufficient to verify the concept. The major task afterwards was to check if it was working as expected. Read more about Weekly Update #22: Payload Prototyping[…]

Weekly Update #21: Attitude control actuators (ADCS)

Hello from the Orbit Mechanics and Attitude Control team! Today we want to tell you something about our actuators, namely the pieces of hardware mounted on our satellite that are responsible for the orientation control. As described in the introductory blog post of our team, the goal of the Attitude Control and Determination System (ADCS) is Read more about Weekly Update #21: Attitude control actuators (ADCS)[…]

Weekly Update #11: ADCS Test Facility

Hi again from the Attitude Determination and Control System. The complete Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) concept, which is going to be developed, has to be verified and tested before its is ready for flight. Thus, you have to consider which kind of environmental influences on the satellite have to be simulated, in order Read more about Weekly Update #11: ADCS Test Facility[…]

Weekly Update #3: Overview of the Attitude Determination and Control System

Greeting from the Orbital Mechanics and Attitude Control (OMAC) team. Our team consists of students of different faculties. Together we are responsible for the concept and hardware design of the Attitude Control and Determination System (ADCS) of MOVE II. For many CubeSat missions attitude control and determination is required to ensure proper performance of the Read more about Weekly Update #3: Overview of the Attitude Determination and Control System[…]