Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
They have been carrying out a number of tasks:
- Transporting the cubesat hardware for platform testing in Stevenage
- Installation of the new computers and software in the Stevenage ground station
- Assessing the performance of the terminal node controller
- Comparing the ground station set-up in Stevenage to that in Portsmouth.
The computer installations have progressed well. "It was really useful to see the Stevenage ground station set-up and also to meet the Stevenage guys in person" says Daniel, Communications key area lead. The plan is to have near-identical set-ups in both ground stations to improve the ground station operation efficiency.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Members of the Lunchsat team have presented their papers to the global space community at the 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010 in Prague.
Representing the Lunchsat project and Astrium, project lead Nick Fishwick and Tom Stuttard who were chosen to present their papers at the IAC in Prague, met in the heart of the Czech captial on a mission to spread the word of LunchSat to enthusiastic students, young professionals and industry veterans alike.
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is one of the most established and attended space conferences in the world. This year, 3,500 attendees (including 283 young professionals) presented 1,600 papers at the Prague Congress Centre, where 300 exhibitors manned 50 stands across an exhibition space of some 1250 square metres in area, representing agencies and institutions including NASA, JAXA and the European Space Agency. The exhibition areas fostered networking with like-minded professionals, as delegates were encouraged to explore the stands between events.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
The Management Review is an annual opportunity for the Lunchsat team to express the achievement made on the project to senior management including Pat Wood, the Chief Technical Officer of Astrium Satellites.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
The Lunchsat team has completed work on the final draft of the Mission and Subsystems Requirements document, summarising the requirements of the project and defining mission objectives, top-level and spacecraft requirements.