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 →
Work in a real space project for two semesters and earn academic credits Interesting positions open for the 2019-2020 academic year APPLY NOW! Students are offered to work for credits on challenging tasks in the technical areas below. Mechanical test, analysis, and CAD (2 positions) Thermal analysis and test (1 position) Functional testing and on-board... Continue Reading →
On 14 January the thermal vacuum tank that wioll form a major part of KTH's space technology lab arrived at the Albanova University Center from its manufacturer i Italy. In the picture below the Director General of the Swedish National Space Agency, Mrs Anna Rathsman, and KTH physics professor Mark Pearce look at the huge... Continue Reading →
In January 2019 the first full-orbit power simulation using the Solar Panel Simulator (SPS) developed by student Gustav Pettersson was conducted. The SPS mimics the beaviour iof the solar panels as if thery were in orbit and takes into account orbital position, solar illumination, mutual shadowing of solar panels and the Earth's albedo. The SPS... Continue Reading →
The MIST student team nr 8 gave final presentations on 14 december 2018. Present were members of the system-level teams as well as students working on experiments. Several professors and supervisors were also prensent. Therefore this huge crowd!
This traditional meeting in the MIST project was held at KTH Electrum Labs in Kista outside Stockholm on 15 October 2018. The person in the upper center a blue-striped sweater is Mr Bengt Holmqvist, former chief engineer at Swedish Space Corporation in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm. He gave a one-hour lecture on how the on-board... Continue Reading →
On 12 October 2018 the MIST subsystems were stacked up for the first time to see that they fit inside the central 1U unit of MIST. The check went well and the subsystem stack will be electrically tested in this integrated fashion for a period. Then the subsystems will again be mounted on the Flatsat... Continue Reading →
Work in a real space project for two semesters and earn academic credits Interesting positions open for the spring and fall 2019 APPLY NOW! Students are offered to work for credits on challenging tasks in the technical areas below. System engineering Mechanical design/CAD Thermal analysis Functional testing This work with be performed together with other... Continue Reading →