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 #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 #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 #25: Thermal Prototype Experiments

As the design phase of MOVE-II advances further and CDR level is in sight, thermal design of the entire satellite gets more and more important. During the last weeks, a thermal prototype was built, and experiments in vacuum environment were carried out. This was done to validate our numerical models, and to get meaningful predictions Read more about Weekly Update #25: Thermal Prototype Experiments[…]

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 #23: Requirements of MOVE-II (SE)

Hello together! This time it is our term to write the weekly update. We, that are the members of the Systems Engineering (SE) Team of MOVE-II. One of our tasks is to write down and administrate the requirements our satellite has to fulfil. However, what are our requirements and who postulates them? These two questions Read more about Weekly Update #23: Requirements of MOVE-II (SE)[…]

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)[…]