Free UK CubeSat Workshop

Dr Chris Bridges M6OBC and STRaND-1

Dr Chris Bridges M6OBC and STRaND-1

The UK CubeSat Workshop, planned for Tuesday, May 13, 2014, will include presentations on the amateur radio satellites FUNcube-1 and UKube-1.

The free workshop will take place at the Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell OX11 0QR.

Twenty eight Flock1 CubeSats from Planet Labs Inc. were successfully deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) in February. Planet Labs UK Manager Matt Waldram will give a presentation FLOCK 1: Commercialising CubeSat Applications.

Graham Shirville G3VZV will be giving a presentation on FUNcube-1 titled CubeSats as Educational Tools and there will be a live FUNcube-1 contact using the SatCatapult VHF/UHF Groundstation.

Steve Greenland of Clyde Space receives the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-2 boards that will be incorporated into UKube-1

Steve Greenland of Clyde Space receiving the AMSAT-UK FUNcube-2 boards for UKube-1

Chris Bridges M6OBC will cover the Recommendations & Progression from the 2013 UK CubeSat Workshop while Steve Greenland will talk about the UK Space Agency’s first CubeSat UKube-1. This is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2014 and carries a 435/145 MHz linear transponder.

The workshop will also feature a tour of the SatCatapult Mission Operations Centre and Groundstation.

Don’t miss out on this premier CubeSat event, register at

uk-space-agency-logo-rgb-121v2.ashxIf you are interested in PocketQubes, CubeSats or Nanosats make sure you register on the UK CubeSat Forum. Note: you don’t have to be based in the UK to register.

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