The first day (27.06.2018) After about 3600km flight with not a lot of sleep and some exciting hours in unknown places we finally landed at 7 pm (UTC+0) in Santa Maria on the Azores. Fortunately, after a total of about eight hours of flight we could finally find some rest in the Hotel Santa Maria. […]
Submission of the pre-launch report On 10 July 2018 we’ve been finishing and submitting the pre-launch report for the european CanSat competion to the organizers. The pre-launch report is a document which inherits all informations to the idea, planning and technical realisation of the project.Since we are publishing our report on the website, everyone who […]
Visiting Straschu Holding GmbH A few days ago we visited one of our sponsors – Straschu Holding GmbH – to bring them the necessary components for our PCBs. Since we have decided to use some sensors with a very small package that cannot be soldered by hand, Straschu helps us with the assembly. This allowed […]
The secondary mission PCB is finally finished! The secondary module is ready and can be sent to production together with the primary module. The boards are manufactured by our sponsor Straschu Holding GmbH.To save space we have placed small SMD components on the board, which we cannot solder by hand. These are assembled by Straschu. […]
The first PCB for our satellite is ready. Creating the primary PCB Primary PCB layout Rooting for the primary PCB Finishing the PCB This is for our primary module, which is equipped with a microprocessor from STM.In the case of wiring, we paid particular attention to work carefully by planning enough space for the individual […]
Ground station software update We have expanded our ground station software to include a 3D model view of our CanSat, and it is now possible to see the position and orientation of the CanSat at the bottom of the overview panel all at the same time. Furthermore we have translated the user interface from German […]
New ground station hardware concept For the European CanSat competition, we have decided on a new hardware concept. According to this new concept, the antennae will be connected to an external hardware component instead of connecting them directly to the computer. Furthermore this hardware ‘box’ should show the current packet loss of the inbound traffic […]
Our first Test-PCBs have arrived! Our long awaited test printed circuit boards (PCBs) have finally arrived. Now we have to solder all of the components, so we can test our hardware and software.