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Building Out Solar Panels

Recently we started building out our solar panels for the Serenity CubeSat, a project we have been working on with Teachers in Space. The process we used to build them is featured the two videos below. There were problems but we have figured them out and are moving...

A New Launch Company Is In The Works

Today, I found out that Bob Cringely has been working on a space startup that will launch CubeSats to orbit using a rapid turnaround method. The details (as such) can be found at his web site, cringely.com. If you need to get a 12 pound CubeSat to space and do it...

Tracking Your Items In Space

In November 2019 we successfully launched the data package that was destined for the Discovery satellite. Alba Orbital was kind enough to carry the chip in their hardware for Mini-Cubes. The neat thing is that you can track the flight of the photos, images, drawings,...
Discovery is Grounded

Discovery is Grounded

Time for one of those good news/bad news posts. The bad news is that Discovery PocketQube is not going on the RocketLab flight as planned. The good news is that all of the images, books, videos, etc are still flying. So what happened? In a nutshell, the paperwork...
First Vacuum Chamber Tests

First Vacuum Chamber Tests

We have finally installed a vacuum chamber that can drop the pressure to 2,500 mTorr (we can go to 500 mTorr) if we need it. That pressure is pretty close to what Discovery will experience in space. I ran the first test with the Engineering model for over six hours....