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 →
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 behavior of the solar panels as if they 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 →
Thank you James (Tammila)! Great fun to watch this illustration of the temperature on the outside of the satellite.
The on-board computer on the left, the power system in the middle, the radio on the right. Green LEDs show voltages on various power buses. Thedor Stana sends commands to turn off certain power lines.