University of Southampton CubeSat Program

Aleksander Lidtke at 2014 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium - Image DK3WN

Aleksander Lidtke at 2014 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium – Image DK3WN

The University of Southampton is developing its own CubeSat with a view to obtaining a free launch on the VEGA launch vehicle.

University of Southampton Small Satellite is a group of students, primarily from a physics background, who aim to get a fully functional satellite into space, possibly by the end of 2016. Over a number of years they have designed the structure, the power, attitude control and the onboard processing and work is continuing on the development and integration of these subsystems into a full operational system.

Wessex Scene recently published an article about the project which included an interview with Aleksander Lidtke who in 2014 gave a presentation about the CubeSat to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Guildford.

Phil Crump M0DNY has released a video showing the first step of the Southampton University Spaceflight CubeSat Telecommand Board construction.

Watch SUSF Telecommand Prototype: AVR + Switches + LEDs Demo

Wessex Scene article https://www.wessexscene.co.uk/science/2015/10/17/the-final-frontier-how-a-group-of-university-of-southampton-students-aim-to-get-a-satellite-into-space/

Watch the 2014 presentation by Aleksander Lidtke at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uWdPkHObJw

Videos of other presentations and PDF’s of the slides are available at
https://amsat-uk.org/colloquium/colloquium-2014/presentation-videos/

University of Southampton Small Satellite UoS³ Cubesat Program
http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/uos3/

Southampton University Spaceflight Ground Station
http://susf.co.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=cubesat_ground_station

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