Time Lapse First-Move CubeSat Integration

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First-MOVE students with Bob Twiggs KE6QMD

This movie shows the integration of the amateur radio First-Move CubeSat compressed to 5 minutes. The video was made using a DSLR Camera shooting 1 picture every 10 seconds.

Integrated First-MOVE

Integrated First-MOVE

First-MOVE is an amateur radio CubeSat being built by students at the Technical University of München. It will be transported to the launch provider in the Netherlands in the second half of September. The launch on a Dnepr is planned for the end of November, 2013.

MOVE stands for München Orbital Verification Experiment. The 1U CubeSat carries a CCD camera and has two deployable solar panels carrying a new generation of solar cell – triple junction GaAs / Ge.

The First-MOVE transceiver, was supplied by ISIS and uses a UHF uplink and VHF downlink. The antennas are mounted on the ends of the deployable solar panels.

The frequencies for First-MOVE were coordinated by the IARU as:
Downlink: 145.970 MHz
Uplink:     435.520 MHz

Watch Time Lapse First-Move CubeSat Integration

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FirstMoveCubesat

First-Move Thermal Vacuum Test Preparations http://amsat-uk.org/2012/06/18/first-move-thermal-vacuum-test-preparations/

First-MOVE Vibration tests http://amsat-uk.org/2012/04/05/first-move-vibration-tests/

First-MOVE CubeSat Solar Panel Deployment Video http://amsat-uk.org/2012/04/02/first-move-cubesat-solar-panel-deployment-video/

First-MOVE Communications http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-Communications

First-MOVE website in Google English http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-CubeSat

First-Move Thermal Vacuum Test Preparations

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First-MOVE students with Bob Twiggs KE6QMD

First-MOVE is an amateur radio CubeSat being built by students at the Technical University of München.

Integrated First-MOVE

Integrated First-MOVE

MOVE stands for München Orbital Verification Experiment. The 1U CubeSat carries a CCD camera and has two deployable solar panels carrying a new generation of solar cell – triple junction GaAs / Ge.

This video shows the test preparations for the thermal vacuum test of the cubesat First-Move. The satellite was left in vacuum conditions for 24 hours in the LRT vacuum chamber to offgas any residual materials that could harm the vacuum chambers at IABG.

Afterwards the satellite was transported to the IABG premises and installed in to the thermal vacuum chamber. To reduce thermal influence from the environment the satellite is suspended from the chamber ceiling. After some final functional checks First-Move is ready to start the thermal vacuum testing mid-next week.

Watch First-MOVE TVac Preparations

The First-MOVE transceiver, was supplied by ISIS and uses a UHF uplink and VHF downlink. The antennas are mounted on the ends of the deployable solar panels.

The frequencies for First-MOVE were coordinated by the IARU as:
Downlink: 145.970 MHz
Uplink:     435.520 MHz

First-MOVE Vibration tests http://amsat-uk.org/2012/04/05/first-move-vibration-tests/

First-MOVE CubeSat Solar Panel Deployment Video http://amsat-uk.org/2012/04/02/first-move-cubesat-solar-panel-deployment-video/

First-MOVE website in Google English http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-CubeSat

First-MOVE Communications http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-Communications

Student CubeSat First-MOVE – Vacuum Test Video

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First-MOVE team members with Bob Twiggs KE6QMD

First-MOVE is an amateur radio CubeSat being built by students at the Technical University of München.

MOVE stands for München Orbital Verification Experiment. The 1U CubeSat carries a CCD camera and has two deployable solar panels carrying a new generation of solar cell – triple junction GaAs / Ge.

The transceiver, supplied by ISIS, uses a UHF uplink and VHF downlink. The antennas are mounted on the ends of the deployable solar panels.

The frequencies for First-MOVE were coordinated by the IARU as:

Downlink: 145.970 MHz
Uplink:     435.520 MHz

This video shows First-MOVE preliminary vacuum test at the LRT facilities. The EQM model was tested in vacuum conditions and at medium/low temperatures (10°C).

Watch First-MOVE Vacuum Test

First-MOVE Vibration tests http://www.uk.amsat.org/6271

First-MOVE CubeSat Solar Panel Deployment Video http://www.uk.amsat.org/6199

First-MOVE website in Google English http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-CubeSat

First-MOVE Communications http://tinyurl.com/First-MOVE-Communications

First-MOVE CubeSat Solar Panel Deployment Video

First-MOVE is a CubeSat being built by students at the Technical University of München.

MOVE stands for München Orbital Verification Experiment. The 1U CubeSat has two deployable solar panels carrying a new generation of solar cell. First-MOVE also carries a CCD camera.

Despite the narrow bandwidth data channel high quality pictures can be taken and transfered to Earth using a specially developed algorithm which filters the pictures due to content (Space, Earth horizon), compresses them, fragments them to small data packages and generates thumbnails for preview.

First-MOVE completed integration in April 2012.

Watch First-MOVE Flap Panel Deployment Test

Watch First-MOVE Complete Integration