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Quub to Demonstrate Cybersecurity with Smallsat

Quub to Demonstrate Cybersecurity with Smallsat

Update: Launch is now scheduled for January 10, 2022. Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2021, a Mini-Cubes PocketQube satellite will serve as proof of concept for the prevention of “man-in-the-middle” data hacks. Data breaches cost millions...
Building an Earth-Friendly Satellite

Building an Earth-Friendly Satellite

Imagine a snow globe in your hands after you’ve shaken it. That’s a good way to picture the debris field around Earth, where millions of objects both large and miniscule—from dead satellites to paint and exhaust particles—swirl in geosynchronous and low Earth orbit....
Building Out Solar Panels

Building Out Solar Panels

Recently we started building out our solar panels for the Serenity CubeSat, a project we have been working on with Teachers in Space. The process we used to build them is featured the two videos below. There were problems but we have figured them out and are moving...
First Vacuum Chamber Tests

First Vacuum Chamber Tests

We have finally installed a vacuum chamber that can drop the pressure to 2,500 mTorr (we can go to 500 mTorr) if we need it. That pressure is pretty close to what Discovery will experience in space. I ran the first test with the Engineering model for over six hours....