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
Watch the 2014 presentation by Aleksander Lidtke at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium
Videos of other presentations and PDF’s of the slides are available at
University of Southampton Small Satellite UoS³ Cubesat Program
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