Weekly Update #27: : Everthing’s new (nearly ;-) )! (STR)

As you haven’t heard from us, the structure team, since September we will give you a quick overview on the main things that changed until now. Beneath you can see our latest and final version of the satellite. At the Critical Design Review (CDR) in the end of November 2016, we were able to get Read more about Weekly Update #27: : Everthing’s new (nearly 😉 )! (STR)[…]

Weekly Update #24: Solar Panel Deployment and PDR Feedback (STR)

Since the beginning of the project our CubeSat has changed its shape several times. While First-MOVE deployed its solar panels diagonally, we started with the “X-Wing” design which we presented to you in STR’s first blog post: http://www.move2space.de/MOVE-II/76-2/. At that time our active attitude determination and control system (ADCS), uncommon for CubeSats, was expected to Read more about Weekly Update #24: Solar Panel Deployment and PDR Feedback (STR)[…]

Weekly Update #7: A Less Destructive Approach

Imagine you would have to destroy your front doors lock every time you want to enter your house. It would be tedious to replace the broken parts, but that’s what happens most times during tests of deployment systems for satellites. So this week it’s about mechanisms. Satellites which need to deploy a certain appendage (e.g. Read more about Weekly Update #7: A Less Destructive Approach[…]