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Satellite is Fully Funded

We received truly amazing news today. The University of Southampton’s Education Enhancement Fund will fund the UoS3 project. This is a game changer for us as it enables complete manufacturing and testing of the complete satellite system. The Education Enhancement Fund is an initiative of the University to support projects that enhance the education of […]

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3D Printed Parts Arrive

Short status update: At the moment, we have three teams working on the power subsystem, the telecommunication subsystem and the attitude control system. Those groups will wrap up their work early next year. We also received much anticipated 3D printed parts. Mainly, this is the redesigned antenna deployment mechanism. It does not look like much […]

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Satellite Article in the Wessex Scene

We met with the Deputy Editor of the University of Southampton student newspaper “Wessex Scene” and they did an excellent feature story about our satellite. Be sure to check it out. Together with the Wessex Scene, we are looking forward to additional collaboration in the form of feature pieces that focus on special aspects of […]

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Assembly test

Assembly Dry Run

Today, Alek and I did a satellite assembly dry run. We expect that we will soon have more printed circuit boards to place inside the satellite and we want to know how we assemble the satellite when we get to this point. Naturally, we identified some issues that we will sort out in the days […]

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New Semester: 3 New Student Groups

The new semester has started at the University of Southampton and with it, 3 new student teams picked up work on UoS3: The power subsystem is currently in prototype form will be driven to completion by Josh, James, Thomas, Adran and Reece under the supervision of Alex Weddell. The telecommunication subsystem, at this point, is […]

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The first block of aluminium to be cut

First cut

We spent months designing the structure for our CubeSat. This process involved primarily trying to fit all the components inside a very small volume while respecting all the requirements imposed by the CubeSat standard. This was not a trivial task, but it has finally been completed. We produced manufacturing drawings from our 3D computer aided […]

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The load-bearing structure drawings

Approving the manufacturing drawings

Upon finishing the computer aided design (CAD) model of the satellite and verifying, through analysis and review of design, that the structure that will carry all the mechanical loads meets the requirements set for UoS3 we decided to manufacture it. To do this we produced a set of technical drawings and, while some of the […]

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Project featured in University news article

The project received a moment of publicity as the University of Southampton featured an article on the UoS3 project on their website. You can read the full article here.

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