Functional testing of the Electric Power system (Stefano Barra) Thermal balance test of MIST (Fredrik Unell) The picture shows Steano Barra presenting his theis on 16 August 2019.
Here are the texts of the B.Sc. thesis mentioned on this site earlier: Helmholtz coils for magnetic testing Antenna system simulator.
The MIST student satellite Work in a real space project for two semesters and earn academic credits. Interesting positions open for the spring and fall 2020 APPLY NOW! The MIST project is in a phase where two-semester student assignments provide the best learning opportunity for students and the quickest progress for the project. Students are... Continue Reading →
Agnes (left) and Borbala examine the newly assembled cable mock-up. Solar panels are simulated with transparent plexiglass to be able to see the internal routing of wires. Now we know what a huge effort the manufacturing and installation of all cabling is.
The functional testing of MIST is now concentrating on creating a simulation environment for future full flight simulations. It consists of solar panel simulators developed by a student (Gustav) earlier and simulators of the power drain of experiments as a function of time developed by yet another student (Malte). The solar panel simulators and the... Continue Reading →
B.Sc. thesis students Valentin and Carl have designed a three-axis Helmholtz coil system that first eliminate the Earth's maghnetic field in the center of the coil system and then can add a magnetic field vector as strong as the Earth's field in any direction and even rotate that vector at a rate of 360 degrees... Continue Reading →
Students Borbala and David work hard to build a representative 3D-printed version of the satellite, including the harness.
The Swedish Space community regularly holds gatherings to exhange ideas. This year, the event "Rymdfoum" was held in the town of Trollhättan on 24-26 March 2019. Trollhättan is the home of GKN Aerospace, the maker of jet engines and important parts of rocket engines for the Ariane launch vehicle family. The MIST project had a... Continue Reading →
B.Sc. thesis students Louise and Mustafa have built this simulator of the antenna system for our student satellite. It simulates how commands are sent from the onboard computer to the antenna system microcontroller. This controller then triggers current through resistors that melt nylon wires and then simulated antennas deploy! All computers are simulated by Arduinos... Continue Reading →