Weekly Update #28: Successful Satellite Integration

During the last two weeks, we at MOVE were able to celebrate a huge accomplishment: Our AIT team (Assembly, Integration & Testing) successfully integrated our Engineering Model for the first and second time. Until then, we had installed all hardware on our FlatSat in order to facilitate debugging. The first attempt constituted a test and Read more about Weekly Update #28: Successful Satellite Integration[…]

Weekly Update #20: 65 Students Building A Satellite (MGMT)

This blog post is not about any of the technical aspects of the satellite. It rather is about how many people are building this satellite. Except for our project manager Martin Langer, every single one of them is a student spending her or his free time on MOVE-II. As you can see below, our mission Read more about Weekly Update #20: 65 Students Building A Satellite (MGMT)[…]

Weekly Update #16: Systems Engineering within MOVE-II

What is SE? „Systems engineering is the art and science of developing an operable system capable of meeting requirements within imposed constraints.“ (Michael D. Griffin, Ex Administrator of NASA) On the semestral MOVE-Workshop, end of March 2016, our team was officially founded. At the start we consisted of two people, Kim Steinkirchner and Florian Schummer. Read more about Weekly Update #16: Systems Engineering within MOVE-II[…]

Weekly Update #15: Thermal Vacuum Testing

Knowledge is power. But without actual electric power we won’t be able to obtain any knowledge from MOVE-II. This power will be provided by solar panels on the sun-facing side of the satellite that will be arranged in a windmill-like structure. They will charge up the batteries of the Electronic Power System (EPS) which is Read more about Weekly Update #15: Thermal Vacuum Testing[…]

Weekly Update #14: Ground Station

To operate a satellite, we need a ground and control segment. One of the most important parts of the ground segment is the ground station. The ground station provides the user with radio links for telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C). The ground station we use in the MOVE2 project consists roughly of three parts: Mechanical Read more about Weekly Update #14: Ground Station[…]

Weekly Update #13: Electronic Design of the ADCS Test Bench

Prototype. Test. Repeat.   At first, our satellite was nothing but words and sketches. They grew into diagrams and calculations. Now, with less than two years until launch, we need to build working prototypes, test them thoroughly and learn from their failures to finally build a reliable satellite. Our main problem is: Most of us Read more about Weekly Update #13: Electronic Design of the ADCS Test Bench[…]

Weekly Update #12: MOVE-II goes BEXUS

As we are developing a satellite it is important to know everything works the way we want it to before launching into outer space. A great chance to do this was given to the COM and CDH subsystems, namely the BEXUS Student Experiment Program. The REXUS/BEXUS program is realized under a bilateral Agency Agreement between Read more about Weekly Update #12: MOVE-II goes BEXUS[…]