UK CubeSat Weekend: March 29-30, 2014

A  Typical CubeSat

A Typical CubeSat

The UK CubeSat Weekend, taking place at Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell Didcot, will allow members of the public to work together to design, build and balloon launch a flight ready CubeSat engineering model, and a flight model suitable for launch into low earth orbit.

The purpose of the weekend is to demonstrate that amateur groups with no experience of spacecraft design or assembly can design, build and fly. Participants are invited to register teams of two to five members each, to build and test the CubeSat.

– Assemble and program a ScoutArray
– Test and optionally improve its functionality on the bench
– Integrate into a CubeSat
– Test the functionality on a tethered balloon

The event takes place at the Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QR. Registration details at