On 5 September 2020 students Sergio Peñalba and Joan Mitjans i Blasco assembled the very long UHF receive antenna for the MIST ground station. It is this long (approx. 5 m) because the link budget dictates it. The downlink does not use forward error correction - therefore a lot of gain is needed on the... Continue Reading →
On Thursday 3 September 2020 the MIST project took delivery of the flight harness for MIST. The box may look insignificant but the assembly of this critical subsystem needs to be done with expertise. The MIST project is therefore very grateful to W5 Solutions and their Solna facility for doing this work as a contribution... Continue Reading →
During the spring and early summer of 2020 three new supervisors for student work on the on-board software have been hired. Left to right: Elias Johansson, William Stackenäs, and Erik Flink. They will take over from John Wikman who has completed his M.Sc. degree and left KTH after having put the MIST on-board software on... Continue Reading →
The Meeting was held via Zoom and lasted three hours. The number of participants were 20+. This document summarizes the development of the status of the project. Here are all the student presentations in a single pdf file.
Because of the global health situation the traditional group picture of the present MIST team has not been possible to take. Instead each student and supervisor took a self portrait. The MIST student Citlali Bruce Rosete made this very nice collage of the individual pictures.
KTH now operates in "remote" mode as much as possible, including lectures. Me, the project manager of MIST is much older than 60, so KTH has more or less told persons like me to work from home and health authorities in Sweden have told elderly persons (like me) not to leave the home! Does this... Continue Reading →
After spending three intensive days (18-20 February) at our subsystem contractor ISISpace in Delft the MIST Attitude Control team succeded in getting their simulation environment to successfully test the attitude Control code delivered by ISISpace. This software-in-the-loop test is crucial to verifying that the delivered code works and that the control of the satellite is... Continue Reading →
These two students (Rickard Brunskog and Elina Arvidsson) are working hard to finish their Bachelor thesis aimed at developing a method to measure the magnetic dipole moment of critical satellite parts.
The MIST Project participated in the selection workshop for ESA's Fly Your Satellite program (FYS3) that was held at ESTEC 9-13 december 2019. Seven students teams from all over Europe participated with their projects. Each team gave a thirty minute presentation. The picture shows the participants from MIST. The full week of lectures were extremely... Continue Reading →
The flight model of the Nanoprop propulsion system was delivered to the MIST Project by GomSpace in Uppsala, Sweden on 14 January 2020. Here we see GomSpace Project manager Magnus Carltoft handing over the system to MIST Project manager Sven Grahn. This the first flight model of a MIST experiment to be delivered. A true... Continue Reading →