A tube in the center of the lattice tower will be raised to hold the rotator and antennasHere the central mast tube can be seen. The aluminum lattice tower that will form the basis of the antenna installation on the roof of the Alfvén Laboratory was attached to its base on 13 October 2020. Cabling... Continue Reading →
Positions in MIST starting in January 2021
Work in a real space project for two semesters and earn academic credits. Interesting positions open for 2021 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 offered to work for up to 15 credits on challenging... Continue Reading →
Ground station receive antenna assembled
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 →
MIST cable harness delivered – thanks W5 Solutions!
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 →
Three new supervisors for MIST on-board software work
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 MIST End-Of-Semester-Meeting on 19 May 2020
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.
The MIST team – class of spring 2020
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.
MIST work continues – remotely
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 →
Happy attitude control team
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 →
B.Sc. thesis students hard at work
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.